A NEW tie-up between St Peter’s Church in Bengeworth and All Saints Church in Worcester hopes to broaden the church’s appeal in the community.
That’s the vision of Rev Andy Smith who has been appointed to lead the new project from September when he will be officially licensed to the church.
He is currently a curate at All Saints Church and will work with the church to develop a new vision and establish a number of services which will appeal to different people, including more informal worship.
“St Peter’s has a wonderful tradition of worship and I want to honour that while also starting a service which is aimed specifically at young people and families,” he said.
“My aim is to help a wide range of people catch Jesus’ vision for their lives and help them grow in the love of God. I’m really looking forward to moving to Evesham to start this new project.”
Marie Bomyer, churchwarden at St Peter’s, said: “This is a really interesting and exciting new chapter in the life of our church. We’ve been fully involved in the process right from the start and are looking forward to Andy and his family joining us.
“I hope this project will result in St Peter’s becoming a lively, effective and vision-filled faith community.”
Andy and his family will be moving to Evesham over the summer. He is also putting together a team of people from All Saints’ Church in Worcester to move with him to worship alongside the existing congregation.