I wanted to drop you a brief note to let you know that I will be taking a three month sabbatical January to March 2018. Every ten years’ clergy can apply to the Bishop for a sabbatical to enrich their ministry. I have been in conversation with the Churchwardens, PCC and colleagues in planning this and I hope that over the next seven months we can fine tune plans for time when I am away. I plan to use this time visiting Churches that have undertaken reorderings like the one we are proposing and to see how they have used their new spaces for worship and mission. During the sabbatical the Churchwardens will be in charge and Natalie will be leading our worship with others. Do come back to myself or the Churchwardens should you have any questions.