The Oasis

Writings from the ministry team

for your refreshment



Dear brothers and sisters of Christ Church, La Manche, 

Thank you all for your friendship and fellowship during our month with you. It has been a real priviledge to have got to know you, both as worshipping congregations and as individuals who have welcomed us into the life of the Church. Lionel and I thank you all very much. 

During our stay, you have taken the decision to take a step of faith in deciding to have a new priest in charge. This is no small decision and I know that some of you are a little fearful of the necessary financial commitment.  However, a loving leader, committed to working with the dedicated and gifted ministry team, to enabling others to grow, and to draw you together in a common vision will open up many possibilities for unity and growth. Of course there is a cost to this, but I am sure that in grateful response to God's  goodness, the cost can be met. 

You are a diverse, gifted and faithful group of people and I am sure that God has a plan for you in this place. So don't fear, but keep your eyes firmly on the Kingdom. All will be well! 

I hope to see you again in beautiful Normandy and keep you all in my prayers. 

All blessings,