I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been appointed as the next vicar of the Polden Wheel benefice in Somerset. Jen and I went there for a visit and interview just over a week ago, and we were excited by what we saw there and by the potential for future growth.
The benefice is made up of six churches, which lie just to the north of the A39 between Bridgwater and Street. In being a group of rural churches, it’s quite similar to the Martley group here in west Worcestershire.
The start date is likely to be towards the end of May.
As it happens I’ve visited the area several times over the years, because of the existence of a couple of outstanding bird reserves, Shapwick Heath NNR and Ham Wall RSPB. Here’s a view that I took last May.