Stop Press—Appointment of our new Rector

Salisbury Diocese are pleased to announce that the Benefice Patronage Board, comprising Benefice representatives, the Archdeacon of Dorset, Bishop of Sherborne and Rural Dean have appointed the Revd Michael Trotman to be the next Rector of Parkstone St Peter and St Osmund with Branksea St Mary.  Michael is currently Training Curate in The Avon Valley Churches, centred on Fordingbridge and brings much experience and gifts to the post, including a background in teaching and facilities management and an interest in developing fresh expressions and outreach. Michael feels very much called by God to this post and those involved in the appointment believe him to be the right fit, and are looking forward to welcoming him. His licensing by Bishop Nicholas will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 30th September at St Peter’s Church.