I am very pleased to be able to tell you that the Reverend Paulie Watkin has been appointed to Tadcaster Benefice. Paulie brings a rich experience of ministry together with creativity and passion which will add to the witness and mission of the parishes.
Reverend Paulie Watkin has served for just under 10 years as a Priest-In-Charge and now Team Vicar within the Witham and Villages Team Ministry in Essex. Paulie is married to Tara and they have 3 young children – Tallulah, Esme and Asher, who are very excited to meet you all!
On accepting the offer of the post Paulie writes; “I am absolutely delighted to be called to serve this wonderful benefice, and I'm very much looking forward to meeting all of you, and finding out more about your hopes and plans for the future. Working together in an inclusive, prayerful and positive way lies at the heart of my ministry, and it will be an honour to walk in faith and unity with the people of the Tadcaster Benefice.
As my family and I prepare to join you I will be keeping the Benefice in my prayers over the coming weeks, and I look forward to spending time with you all soon”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday worship this announcement may also be sent out via streamed services, news feeds or on websites, but only posted on Sunday morning.
The date of the Licensing Service is still to be agreed.
If there is anything I can do to help in the meantime, then please do not hesitate to be in touch.
The Rt Revd Dr John Thomson Bishop of Selby
A note from our curate, Rev Lucy Brencher:
I'd like to warmly welcome Paulie and family to the Tadcaster Benefice. It is great for the Benefice to now have a new incumbent!
I'm looking forward to ensuring a good hand over, so we can enable the continued mission and ministry in the Benefice.
Love in Christ,