We give thanks and welcome the announcement that in September the Minister for Deneholm, Swanscombe & Gravesend will be the
Rev Noreen Daley-Lee.
Noreen, her husband Lafton and 2 year old son, visited the three churches at the end of January and a warm welcome was received from both sides.
Noreen comes from the Caribbean where she studied and became a minister. She was most recently in Montserrat but has also been in Barbados. Although a fully fledged minister, Noreen is wanting the support that a probationer minister would receive, so that she can settle into the way of doing things in the UK. She has been in London for the last 2-3 years studying for a M.A. in Biblical Studies which she will continue whilst with us in North Kent.
Lafton works in London and is a local preacher so we are getting a bonus with the appointment of Noreen. To complete the family there is their son who, during their visit, proved to be a delightful "whirlwind" 2 year old; 0-60 in one second once he has seen an open door!
To quote from an email we received from Monica Wilding after their visit:-
"I had a phone call earlier this evening from Noreen to say they had arrived back home safely, and to say thank you, thank you, thank you, plus some more thank you's! My son went to sleep on the way to the station, and stayed asleep, woke up on the train, had his bottle and went to sleep again.
Please keep Noreen, Lafton & son in your Prayers.