July proves to be a busy month for inducting new vicars!

21st July 2015

During July, a total of four vicars are being inducted into new roles within the diocese.  Appointments have been made from inside the diocese, as well as externally.

On 13 July, the Revd Chris McCarthy was inducted by the Bishop of Doncaster into St James, Doncaster.  Chris’s previous role was as Vicar of Bridlington, Emmanuel and Skipsea, All Saints and Barmston with Fraisthorpe.

On 16 July, Lynn Broadhead was installed as Vicar of Thorpe Hesley Holy Trinity by the Bishop of Doncaster and the Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham on 16 July. She has stayed within the Sheffield Diocese, moving from post of Assistant Curate of Greasbrough St Mary.  Lynn has lived within the diocese since 1992. She began her curacy at Thorpe Hesley before moving to St Mary's Greasbrough as assistant curate in 2013. She said:

“I very much look forward to moving back to Thorpe Hesley as vicar and authorised Methodist minister. My aim as parish priest is to share Gods love with all I meet and that the parish church be a place of light and hope for all, a place of welcome.”

Also on 16 July, Martijn Mugge was inducted and licensed as the Priest in Charge of Conisbrough St Peter by the by the Bishop of Sheffield and the Archdeacon of Doncaster.  This is the first incumbency for Martin who was previously the Assistant Curate of Wombwell St Mary.

Rounding off the July inductions is Amanda Barraclough who will be inducted as the Rector of Sprotbrough St Mary the Virgin and Area Dean of Adwick-le-Street on 23 July by the Bishop of Sheffield and the Archdeacon of Doncaster.  Amanda will be new to the Diocese of Sheffield, but not to Yorkshire, having spent all her adult life until now in and around Wakefield/Leeds.  She was involved in lay ministry at All Saints’ Normanton and then trained through the Northern Ordination Course, whilst working to support students with Special Educational Needs in a Catholic High school. 

After ordination in 2000, she served her curacy on the largest council estate in Wakefield, and was then appointed incumbent of St. Mary’s Woodkirk in 2004 – an ancient Augustinian monastic foundation.

Amanda said:

“Whilst working in Woodkirk we worked together to grow a confident body of lay leaders and a community of disciples who believe themselves to offer Good news, who are outward looking and engaged in serving the community beyond the walls of the church. I am excited about the opportunity to engage with the same vision here in Sprotbrough, growing a body of disciples who together seek to grow in the life of the church and to bless the community of Sprotbrough.”

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