curate welcomed by congregation at Burnham-On-Sea church
St Andrew's Church has welcomed a new curate this week.
A large congregation gathered at the church on Sunday to welcome
Reverened Sharon Eldergill, who is to be an Assistant Curate.
and her husband were welcomed by members of the wider community
including the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pauline Pollard, and Mr Gavin
Morris, the acting head teacher of St Andrew's School, along with
members of the church's own Sunday School, churchwardens and Mothers
She has completed a three-year training course part-time in Salisbury
and will now work in the parish. She and her husband Dave have
moved from Weston where she was a member of St Paul's Church.
Graham Witts said: "We welcome Sharon to Burnham and I know
she will be a great asset to the church and community. We have
known Sharon for three years as my wife, Mary, and I were her
local tutors for her training course and know she has much to
offer the wider community. She like Fr. Paul will work with me
in all aspects of parish ministry, sharing in the joys and sorrows
of peoples lives."
Sharon was ordained in a packed service along with other curates
including the Revernd Simon Bale who will be working with Reverend
Sharon Crossman and Reverend Tonya Nixon in Highbridge, with East
and West Huntspill and Mark.