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Revd Dr Simon Gill

Team Rector Designate
 
An Announcement on 20th January 2019 from the Diocese of Ely
 
The Bishop of Ely is delighted to announce that the Revd Dr Simon Gill, currently Priest-in-Charge and Rural Dean, in Sudbury within the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, is to be Priest-in-Charge (Team Rector-designate) of Longstanton, Over, Swavesey and Willingham.
 
The licensing date is Sunday 19th May at 4pm at St Andrews Swavesey. Hopefully Bishop Stephen will perform the service.
 
Simon has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and worked in industry for a number of years before being called to serve God in the Anglican Church. He then gained a BA in Theology and trained for the ministry.
 
He is married to Sallie. They have a 23-year-old son, Matthew, who is currently in the first year of his PhD studies in Organic Chemistry at York University, and a 21-year-old daughter, Judith, who is currently in her final year at Southampton University studying Marine, Biology. Simon's pastimes are rambling, cycling, home wine-making and gardening.

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An update on the Church reordering project.....
 
If you have been in the Church recently you will have noticed that at long last the first phase of our Church reordering project with the installation of toilets and new kitchen facilities is underway.
 
This will allow the Church building to be used, not only as a place of worship, but also for a variety of local activities, which will benefit the wider community as well as the Church. The first phase of the project will be completed by Easter 2019.
 
To get us to this point in the project, a huge amount of detailed planning and work has gone on behind the scenes, involving many people over a considerable length of time. There has also been a huge amount of personal giving by many people, who have been kind enough to not only give of their time and expertise, but have also donated significant funds towards its cost.
 
We are truly thankful for such involvement and support.
 
Without such generosity and personal commitment from inside the Church as well as from our local community, we would not be where we are today in terms of making a difference to the Church, in order that the Church can make a difference within the community. As they say ‘it's not over yet', so our fundraising efforts will continue well into 2019 and beyond.
 
The work now underway is only the start of the project. We still need to go on fundraising so that we are able to not only complete the first phase but also finish the project in its entirety, thereby safeguarding the spiritual life and sustainability of the Church for many years to come.
 
If you feel able to donate to the work currently being carried out, please see how by going to our website at:
http://friends-of-all-saints-church-longstanton.org.uk/
 
The Friends of All Saints Church Longstanton