Three New Curates For Chiswick Churches

New faces at St. Nicholas, St Michael's and Christ Church


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Three new curates have joined churches in Chiswick and are getting to know their way around W4.

The Church of St. Nicholas welcomed new curate Father Andrew Downes last weekend. Father Andrew, who was ordained in a service at St. Paul's Cathedral last week , will be working full-time in the parish and he is looking forward to getting to know this corner of Chiswick in more detail.

He is particularly interested in working with and getting to know children and young families. Father Andrew is married to Alice and has three children, including three year old twins and loves tennis, cricket and golf. And he comments; "I also support Spurs, which is proof, if it were needed, of God's great sense of humour!"

At St. Michael and All Angels in Bedford Park, parisioners have extended a very warm welcome to their new curate, Mother Melanie Marshall, who was ordained deacon by the Bishop of London on Saturday June 29th.

Mother Melanie joined SMAA for her first service on Sunday June 30th. She trained for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge and preached at Evensong at the weekend. She looks forward to meeting her new parisioners in the next few weeks.

Over at Christ Church, the congregation has welcome Revd Keir & Jessamy Shreeves from St Paul’s Hammersmith (as well as community worker Jenny Eastwood) onto their staff team.

Keir studied Industrial Design at Brunel University and spent 4 years on the senior management team of a medium sized manufacturing company. After university in Edinburgh, Jessamy, whose father is also a vicar, moved to London, meeting Keir when he was working at St Paul’s Hammersmith and they married in May 2010.

Jessamy is also an artist, and currently working with a local charity, Spear, which helps young people back into employment.

July 9, 2013

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