Following the departure of Revd Gavin Tyte at the end of September, the Parishes of Axmouth and Uplyme are looking forward to welcoming the Revd Kate Woolven in the New Year.

Kate brings with her a wide experience, not only of worship but also outreach work, including pastoral care, working with children and many imaginative outreach activities involving the whole community. For the past three years she has been Assistant Curate to the churches in the 5 Alive Mission Community – Dalwood, Kilmington, Shute, Stockland and Yarcombe.

Brought up in the Chalke Valley, near Salisbury, Kate is married to Jonathan and they have one son, Jamie. Prior to ordination, they ran a very successful landscaping business near Salisbury for many years. Following this, the family joined the Christian Community at the Lee Abbey Conference Centre in North Devon. It was during this period that Kate felt the call to ordination.

Kate comments, ‘the past three years have given me a rich experience of parish life and I am excited at the prospect of leading the churches of Uplyme and Axmouth, as they reach out with the love of Christ to their communities and beyond’.

Her licensing by the Bishop of Crediton will be on Thursday, 30 January 2014 in the evening, at St Michael’s Church, Axmouth.

Friends of Axmouth Church

To help with our first missional objective of helping maintain and develop the church building as a place of peace and prayer, we are setting up a Friends of Axmouth Church group.  This will give people in the village who are not members of the church community an opportunity to give directly to the church building and also to volunteer their time and skills in the upkeep of the building and churchyard.  To this end, we will be holding an open meeting on Monday 28th March at 7pm at The Harbour Inn.  At this meeting we explaining the vision for the church building and will be inviting members of the community to contribute.

Tell everyone you know about the Friends of Axmouth Church group and invite them to join you at the open meeting on 28th March.