On Sunday 20th September Rev’d Andrew made the following announcement;
I am delighted to be able to welcome St John’s Churchill to our Church community of Winscombe and Sandford. Archdeacon Adrian has asked me to take temporary pastoral and ministerial oversight of St John’s, whilst arrangements are being made concerning their long-term future. St John’s has good links with Churchill Academy, works ecumenically with the Methodist Church in Churchill, similar to our approach in Churches Together, and has historic links with All Saints, Sandford. We welcome them to our benefice in prayerful expectation that their time with us will promote the flourishing of all our churches. I intend to work closely with lay ministers and retired clergy to ensure we are able to provide services at all of our parisheschurches in the future’.