We are getting ready to begin the start of a new journey in the life of Sunnyside. After around nine months without a vicar, we’re so excited that on Wednesday 17th May (that’s this week!), Rebecca Fardell will be joining us as our new vicar. All are warmly welcomed to come and support Rebecca on this very special occaison for her and for us. We hope that as many people as possible will be able to join us for this special service. The Bishop of St Albans, the Right Rev. Dr. Alan Smith alongside the Archdeacon of St Albans, the Ven. Jonathan Smith will preside over the institution, induction and installation of the Rev. Rebecca Fardell as Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels, Sunnyside and of St John’s Bourne End. Come and be part of this special celebration and make sure you stick around for refreshments afterwards. We’re expecting lots of people to come so make sure you arrive early to get your seat. The service will start promptly at 7.30pm.
The Wardens and the PCC would sincerely like to thank the staff team, the Clergy, Readers, preachers and leaders and ALL in the church family who have worked tirelessly throughout this vacancy and who do so much. There is great team spirit and everyone has played their part. Thank you all so very much and special thanks to David Abbott who led us so faithfully for 18 years and did a huge amount to foster this responsive spirit in all of us.
Most of all we give thanks and praise to our amazing, generous God who has lovingly cradled us in His hand throughout.