Church wel­comes Han­nah

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

THERE was a spe­cial wel­come last week for the new­est mem­ber of All Saints Church in Wokingham.

The Revd Han­nah Hig­gin­son was in­ducted as the As­so­ciate Priest at a ser­vice at­tended by the Bishop An­drew Proud of Read­ing, Bor­ough Mayor Cllr John Kaiser and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from other churches.

Mrs Hig­gin­son will be a full-time mem­ber of the team of clergy and lay min­is­ters work­ing along­side the church’s Rec­tor, Canon David Hodg­son. She will have par­tic­u­lar re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for the new hous­ing ar­eas be­ing built in the parish and for fam­i­lies with chil­dren in the parish.

Canon David said: “I’m de­lighted to wel­come Han­nah to join our com­mu­nity and min­is­ters’ team here at Wokingham All Saints.

“Han­nah brings many gifts fol­low­ing an ex­cel­lent first ap­point­ment in the Parish of Finchampstead and Cal­i­for­nia.

“We wel­come too into the lo­cal com­mu­nity her hus­band Matt and daugh­ter El­iz­a­beth.”

Han­nah chairs the Wokingham Food­bank and is also Chap­lain to South Berk­shire Dis­trict Scouts.

Han­nah said: “Thank you for the wel­come that you have al­ready ex­tended to my­self, Matt and El­iz­a­beth, and we look for­ward to get­ting to know you all and work­ing with you to serve God in this place.”

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