The Rev’d Canon Janet Roberts.
‘A warm welcome awaits you at St Nicholas’ Church, Blundellsands! Whether you are a lifelong Christian or a new believer, whether you want to find out what Christianity is about or are simply looking for a place of sanctuary where you can refresh your spirit, we look forward to welcoming you.
Thank you for your interest in our church and its people. St. Nicholas’ has a great variety of services and activities to meet the needs of all age groups; all seeking to connect with God’s world in their thinking and care’.
Janet has been Priest in Charge of St. Nicholas. in January 2013. Since 1975 she has worked in Kenya, Dagenham and three other parishes in the Liverpool Diocese – so has had lots of experience in different churches.
Janet likes to travel around the world and explore the countryside with her Labrador dog. She feels that Blundellsands is a great place to live and work with a mixed community and congregation. To her, the Church is much more than an historic building, it is a place to build a community where people can belong, learn to believe in a living God and become disciples of Christ who make a difference in the world. Tel: 0151 924 3551; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev’d Ravi Sangra, Curate, is in the third year of his curacy. He has greatly enjoyed and valued his time so far and has appreciated all the support and encouragement from the congregation. Ravi’s training is due to finish around May 2019, but in the Liverpool Diocese, a curate can potentially stay on to do a fourth year.
Ravi is looking forward to what this next year brings as he continues to grow and learn. He says ‘St Nicholas is a wonderful family and community, a good place to worship God and share in fellowship’. Tel: 07958 783684 or Email: email@example.com
The Rev’d Keith Thornborough: Part time Assistant Curate, Self-Supporting Ministry
Keith was ordained Deacon on Sunday 24th June and will be Priested, God-willing, on 9th June 2019. He will remain at St. Nicholas’ after his Curacy as an Associate Priest.
He is a Diabetes Nurse Practitioner at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for his paid employment. Keith says he has been called to two vocations, Nursing and Ordained Ministry and it is a privilege to serve in both settings. His nursing registration badge has a Latin inscription which translates; to serve, to care, to educate, and that is what he aims to do in both his Nursing and his Ministry.
‘I am very much called to prayer ministry, with and for people. God is always just a prayer away, and I do thank Him for many, many prayers answered’.
‘I love to get alongside people on their journey in faith, with Jesus Christ, growing in love and commitment to Him…. Belonging to Jesus, Believing in Jesus and Becoming like Jesus in how we live our lives and by what we do every day’.
‘I am really excited about my priesting this year and the opportunities this will open up for me in being able to share a complete sacramental ministry with our congregation and Parish’. ‘May God Bless us all!’ Keith