Holy Communion

Pray like Jesus Prays
Leader: Revd Dr Minty Hull
President: Revd Ian Tomkins
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Letter from Ian


I am very excited to be the new vicar of St Matthew and St Nathanæl Kingsdown. I firmly believe that God has his hand on our time together and on my strong sense of call to serve this parish. Some of you will know me from my time spent supporting the church during two vacancies and from my work for the Diocese of Bristol. To others I will be new. Deborah and I are looking forward to getting to know you all.

Before becoming your vicar, I have been the Advisor for Ministerial Support for the Diocese of Bristol, working with wonderful friends and colleagues in the diocese and supporting and encouraging those who so faithfully serve as our clergy across our diocese. It has been a huge privilege and I am so thankful to them all.

A little bit about us… We have lived in Bristol since 2010, when we moved here from Bradbourne in Hertfordshire where I was the Rector. We have three children, Alexandra (26), Christopher (24) and Nathaniel (17). I was brought up in Swindon and I support Swindon Town FC (sorry Bristol!).

We both love gardening and music. I enjoy sport and exercise, enjoy all things to do with history, especially reading historical biographies and we have a real heart for living in, supporting and helping to build our local community.

We hold you in our prayers and know that you have been praying for us. Thank you. We continue to pray for God’s grace and guidance as we begin this new journey together with a real sense of optimism and hope.

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Holy Communion

Getting to Know You
Leader: Revd Richard Pendlebury
Preacher: Revd Ian Tomkins
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Revd Ian Tomkins Institution and Induction Service

We are delighted to announce Revd Ian Tomkins will be starting with us in September. Join us as we formally welcome him to his new role on the evening of Thursday 20th September starting at 7.30pm.
Ian’s Induction service will be led by Bishop Lee of Swindon and Acting Archdeacon Michael Johnson.We hope you will also be able to join us in the Church hall after the service for a drink and canapes, offering a chance to meet Ian and other members of our community.

Right Revd Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon
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