Priest-In-Charge of the Bridges Group

The Churches in the Bridges Group are delighted to announce that, subject to the normal formalities, the Reverend Gillian Roberts is to be the next Priest-in-Charge of the Bridges Group. Bishop John & Archdeacon Morris are able to license Gillian on Wednesday 14 December at 7.30 pm at St. Michael’s Church, Stockton.

For those of you who have not been involved in the recruitment process, Gillian has been acting Curate in Charge for some time now, and we have all been waiting for the excruciatingly slow process driven by the Church of England, to get on and appoint Gillian with this permanent position. We are delighted that, at last, we've got to this stage and offer our huge thanks to Gillian for taking on this role. Please be nice to her, she's doing it for her love of God and not financial reward. We are hoping that we will now be able to get on with the recritment process for 2 part time House for Duty clergy (to cover the 6 villages in the Bridges group) to support her.

It would be great if as many people as possible could come to her Licensing on 14th December at St Michael's Church, Stockton. It would be helpful to know if you are coming and, to this end, there is a list at the back of the St Lawrence Church where you add your name. Alternatively, you can email

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible. Please note that limited car parking is available at the school car park, further parking is available at the Scout hut - but please bring a torch!