A Special Welcome

The church families of St Mary’s, Ambleside, Holy Trinity, Brathay and Holy Trinity, Langdale have great pleasure in welcoming our new Team Rector Rev Andy Smith to the Loughrigg Team Ministry.

We greeted Andy, his wife Nicky and their three children on Wednesday 6th September at 7pm, when the Bishop of Penrith, the Archdeacon, the Rural Dean and around 20 clergy processed into St Mary's to install Andy as Team Rector. It was a momentous occasion with music led by Rodney Potts and worship leader, John Freeman. A large team of lay people from Landgale, Brathay and Ambleside communities made their contributions including reading the lesson, leading prayers and delivering symbolic objects to Andy during the service. 

Within the congregation there were local councilors, head teachers and representatives of many local organisations eager to welcome Andy and his family into our community. The evening was rounded off with a wonderful display of tea and cake. 

Thanks to all who organised, contributed and attended the service, and to those who prepared and served the refreshments.