Winkfield, Cranbourne & Chavey Down Churches

9th June 2020 - Letter from Bishop Olivia

A Christ-like Church for the sake of God's world

Reading Episcopal Area

9 June 2020

To the Congregations of the Parish of Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down.

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to announce that the Revd Patrick Mukholi has agreed to become the interim minister for eighteen months at Winkfield, Cranbourne and Chavey Down.  Patrick has successfully fulfilled a similar role within the benefice of St Paul’s, Wokingham, and I am delighted he will be continuing his ministry within the archdeaconry.  The Revd Huw Mordecai was consulted throughout the process and has warmly welcomed Patrick’s appointment:

“These are uncertain times, both at a national level, and also in terms of my particular condition.  I am very concerned that the three churches are cared for and therefore I am delighted that Patrick is willing and able to do this.  In these difficult times, change will be inevitable and I hope that everyone will give Patrick their full support.  I am very much looking forward to being back with you.  If that is not possible, you will remain in my heart and prayers, Huw.”

Patrick will be licensed at the beginning of July.  Details of his licensing and the formal start date will follow in due course.  Please hold Patrick and Helen, and Huw in your prayers.’

With all good wishes

The Rt Revd Olivia Graham

The Bishop of Reading, Bishop's House, Tidmarsh Lane, Tidmarsh, Reading RG8 8HA

Tel 0118 984 1216 Fax 0118 984 1218 email

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