Come along and see Buckden’s gardens at their best! The invitation is for Saturday, July 1, from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Admission to all gardens by the trail programme is £5 per person (under 16s accompanied by an adult free). Start at Buckden Schoolroom (pictured above) to get your programme. Refreshments will be available at the schoolroom and various gardens along the trail. The event has been organised for our Parish by churchgoers at Hubberholme. (Please pray for fine weather!)
New Bishop of Ripon is announced
The Rev Canon Anna Eltringham, currently the Team Rector for Oxted, in the Diocese of Southwark, will be the new Bishop of Ripon, Downing Street has announced. She will swap Surrey’s North Downs for the Yorkshire Dales and more when she becomes an Episcopal Area Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, serving many rural parishes and varied urban communities from Ripon to Ribblehead and Richmond to Wetherby. "Being nominated to be the next Bishop of Ripon is an honour. I am excited to serve God and his people in this place and prayerfully grow his Kingdom on earth together,” said Anna, pictured right. She grew up in the West Country and studied Business and Anthropology at the University of Durham, which sparked a love of the northern countryside. “I have felt drawn back to the north of England for a number of years and have a strong sense of God's call to this particular role,” Anna said. The Right Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, said of the appointment: “I am delighted to welcome Rev Canon Anna Eltringham as the next Bishop of Ripon and to this important rural area that includes the world famous Yorkshire Dales. “Our parishes and communities, big and small, will greet her with great warmth as her commitment to parish ministry and the environment will be evident from the word go. “Anna’s pastoral care for clergy and lay leaders is evident from her previous work in the Diocese of Southwark and the wider church. She will greatly support our diocesan mission to encourage Christian confidence across the Ripon Episcopal Area and beyond.” Looking forward to her new role, Anna said: “God has laid a number of things on my heart in recent times, including a passion for climate care and justice; care for the wellbeing of clergy and all God's people; a vision for a church that serves as much beyond as within its buildings; and children and young people at the heart of it all.” Before entering ministry, Anna worked in strategic marketing, including a role in Croydon Council where she launched a successful programme that helped local businesses cut their impact on the environment. Whilst increasingly involved in church, community and justice work, she discerned God's call to ordained ministry, following in the footsteps of her father and previous generations in her family. Anna was ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Southwark in 2008 and served her title at Holy Innocents in South Norwood. She then joined the Oxted Team Ministry (four churches in Surrey) where since 2019 she has been Team Rector. Since 2017 she has also been the Dean of Women's Ministry, advocating for, and developing the ministry of lay and ordained women in the diocese and advising senior staff on such matters. Anna has also served as an Honorary Chaplain to the Monarch since 2020. The Most Rev Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, said: "Rev Canon Anna’s enthusiasm and love for parish ministry and her ability to connect, having been an advocate for clergy well-being and serving as Dean of Women’s Ministry, will be a great blessing to the parishes and Diocese of Leeds." Saxophone-playing Anna is married to Nigel and they have two daughters. They enjoy family trips out in her VW T25 campervan and visiting museums, galleries, arts events and the seaside. She also likes creative writing, walks in the country, trying to up-cycle furniture and chatting over a glass of something chilled
The 2023 APCM - a brief summary
The 2023 Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) for the Parish of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale took place by Zoom on Wednesday, April 26. The meetings were chaired by the Vicar, the Rev Tom Lusty. Jane Way, Rebecca Ward-Dooley and Andrew Hitchon were re-elected as Church Wardens. Philip Butterfield has stood down as Senior Sidesperson at Conistone and Kathryn Butterfield has stood down as Safeguarding Officer for the Parish. Both have also stood down from the PCC. Pauline Thompson has become the new Safeguarding Officer, having previously supported Kathryn in the role. Judy Burgin has stood down from the PCC, having been a member for 40 years since she joined the former Kettlewell and Conistone PCC. Lay members of the PCC who were elected at the APCM were Keith Jeddere-Fisher, Josephine Foster, Sue Nelson, Caroline Johnstone, Sarah Paul and Jackie Yarrow. Sue, who is Senior Sidesperson at Kettlewell, gave notice at the meeting that she intends to step down in 12 months. Ex-officio members of the PCC are Pauline Thompson and Patsy Campbell (Licensed Lay Ministers), Nick Davies (Treasurer) and the Rev Di Blakey Williams (Retired Clergy). There are 106 people on the Electoral Roll for the Parish as a whole, of whom 87 are residents and 19 are non-residents. Of these, the breakdown per Church is 40 at Hubberholme, 23 at Kettlewell, 16 at Conistone and 27 at Arncliffe.
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