Following the retirement of Tudor Griffiths as Area Dean, Bishop Rachel has asked our own Nick Davies to succeed him as Area Dean. As you may know Nick has been acting Area Dean for several months now. He will share these responsibilities with two Assistant Area Deans, Revd. Josie Goodwin and Revd. Roger Widdecombe. The role includes oversight of the Deanery, working alongside the Lay Chair of Deanery Synod Sara Turner and supporting clergy and Churchwardens, especially during vacancies. This will not change Nick’s current role as Team Rector and he will continue to be at Pip and Jims all but one Sunday a month when he will be visiting other South Cheltenham churches. Do hold him in your prayers as he steps up to this new responsibility.