WIGAN PARISH CHURCH

Wigan Parish Church situated in the centre of Wigan dating back to 1100

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We are the mother church of some 30 parishes in the Deanery of Wigan and are situated in the centre of the town at the junctions of Hallgate, Wallgate, Bishopgate and Standishgate along the A49.

 

 

 

 

 

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JULY

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The Conservation and Heritage Project

 

ĎItís Completioní

The Rededication of the Walmesley Chapel

As you can see from the pictures below all went well on the two days of celebration at the end of the Heritage and Conservation Project. We were very pleased to welcome Lord Newport the son of the present Earl of Bradford and Gareth Williams the curator of Weston Park the home of the Bridgeman family in Shropshire. Lord Newport is a direct descendant to Canon GTO Bridgeman who was the Rector who brought the Altar panels to Wigan. We were also pleased to see Christopher and Trudy Forrest Canon Malcom Forrestís brother

Ruth Bubb and Hugh Harrison the conservators

Lord Newport and the Bishop of Warrington

Christopher and Trudy Forrest

More details about the heritage projects are on the Current News page

Text Box: As you are aware, the Team Rector post for the All Saints Wigan Team has been vacant since Rayís retirement in August last year.  I have been in conversation with the team clergy, Team Council and your patronage board about the way forward for your team during this time of change.  As a result of these discussions, accompanied by much prayer and thought, a way forward has now been discerned.

Text Box: This involves the appointment of an interim team rector with specific responsibility for All Saints Parish Church.  An interim appointment is, by definition, time limited and we believe that this will give the twelve churches which make up the All Saints team time to determine what the role of team rector, and other lay and priestly roles within the team will entail and to look for the right person to lead the team into the future.

Text Box: The priest identified as being best able to fulfil this role for the next two years, at most, is Bill Matthews who is already one of the All Saints Team Vicars, currently with responsibility for St John's New Springs and St Stephen's Whelley.

Text Box: It is the unanimous view of the clergy team and the patronage board that Bill will be able to provide pastoral and spiritual leadership of the team whilst taking primary responsibility for the All Saints congregation.  Bill will be moving to take up his new duties in the near future.  St Johnís and St Stephenís will continue to be served by the team Clergy, please keep them in your prayers as they continue their mission and ministry during this change.  
A date for Billís induction has not yet been fixed.

From the ArchdeaconóThe appointment of a new Team Rector

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