Welcoming our new Vicar

St Ann’s was delighted to welcome our new Vicar Jess Swift on 3rd September. The Bishop of Edmonton Rob Wickham led the service and preached to a packed church. His prayer was that we would be a branch rooted in the vine of Jesus Christ. The Deputy Mayor of Haringey Dana Carlin was in the congregation. She spoke about the importance of faith organisations, and welcomed Jess to Haringey as a wonderful place to live. From the crowd of well-wishers who came to support her, it is clear that Jess is deeply respected and loved. We are privileged to have her as our Vicar. During his sermon Bishop Rob said, “I don’t know what God has in store for St Ann’s”. We don’t either, but it’s going to be a lot of fun finding out. Come and welcome Jess at our 10.30 Sunday service.

Owen Sloman and Jasmin Archibald Churchwardens

New beginnings

New Year greetings everyone! So 2019 is definitely underway (I cannot believe it’s nearly February already…) and we praise our God that He’s the amazing God of new seasons and new beginnings (Daniel 2:21). In truth, this new season began for me back in December 2018 when I officially took up post of Youth and Schools Ministry Pioneer here at St Ann’s, Tottenham.

In such a short space of time, I have seen God faithfully answer many of my prayers and concerns; from helping me to settle into a new fellowship, being welcomed and encouraged by so many, to providing new (there’s that word again - new!) ideas and resources for His work; along with His gentle, quiet Spirit reminding me that He is with me every step of the way! (Joshua 1:9).

As we get ready to re-start the toddler groups at both St Ann’s and The Hut, I am excited as well as eager to see how God will use these ministries for His glory. I have never run a toddler group before so this is definitely a ‘new thing’ for me…but the fact that His word says ‘Behold’ fills me with further excitement as I translate that into ‘’Wow!! Look and see…’’

Please continue to pray for this work and may God continue to bless us all, in Jesus’s mighty name.

Sharon Mitchell

Youth and Schools Ministry Pioneer