After over 7 years as Lay Pastor at Bramhall Methodist Church, Bob Bartindale is moving on to an exciting new post.
He has been appointed to the Connexional Team with responsibilities for Local Preachers and Worship Leaders with effect from September 2016.
Though he will be based in London he will continue to live in Cheadle Hulme and be active as a Local Preacher in the Circuit.
A Farewell Service has been arranged for Sunday 31st July at 6.30pm at Bramhall Methodist Church, to which all are warmly invited, and when our appreciation of Bob’s ministry can be expressed. This will be preceded by a Faith Tea at 4.30pm and a presentation at 5.30pm.
Anyone wishing to contribute to a leaving gift for Bob is asked to kindly pass their contribution to one of the Church Stewards or the Church Office before that date.
If you wish to leave Bob a farewell message a notebook is available in the Church Office on weekdays and in the Welcome Area on Sundays. This will be presented to Bob on the evening of the 31st July.
A small team is currently revising the job description with a view to advertising the post of Lay Pastor at Bramhall Methodist Church from September this year.
O eternal and glorious Trinity, deeper than the deepest
sea, and the abyss of love for whom we thirst and long; let us
for ever desire your light, for ever seek your face and for
ever wrap ourselves in the robe of your majesty and Godhead;
world without end. Amen.
Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
God of our journeys, you have promised always to be with us as
our loving creator,
in step with us through your Spirit, and to show us a living way in
When our path is difficult, may we know the comfort of travelling
when it is a good path, may we share our joy with friend and
You help us imagine a route, you offer a destination,
which is not so much a place,
as the knowledge that we are living in your will.
Help us to be pilgrims together
and to understand how to travel light and be a blessing to each
Andrew Wood, Southampton District Chair
Bramhall Methodist Church is a lively and dynamic church community at the heart of the village of Bramhall in Stockport. With 'Jesus at the heart of life', we seek to serve God within Bramhall, offering a variety of worship styles, opportunities to serve both local and international causes, as well as providing a safe environment in which to explore and grow in faith.