After a lengthy period of vacancy, our search for our new incumbent is now entering into its final, critical phases. A vast amount of work and effort over many months was put into the preparation of the joint benefice profile. This led into the advertising of the vacancy over the last few weeks. That advertising period has now ended. Our joint benefice and diocesan interview team must now begin the process of detailed consideration of all the candidates, followed by a short-list, and interviews in order to provide their recommendations for an appointment. Please do continue to provide space in your prayers for all members of our team as they begin this difficult and time-consuming but critical process.