New vicar welcomed
MORE than 300 guests attended a service of installation and induction for the new vicar at St Mary’s in Sunbury.
The service was held on Wednesday May 4 to launch the ministry of Father Andrew Downes at Church Street church.
Presiding over the event was the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Rev Dr Graham Tomlin, and the Archdeacon of Middlesex, the Ven Stephan Welch. the
The final blessing was given by the retired Archbishop of Central Africa, the Most Rev Walter Makhulu.
Fr Downes was welcomed into his new ministry by, among others, Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng.
Father Andrew Downes, left, the new vicar at St Mary’s in Sunbury, with the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Rev Dr Graham Tomlin.