Darren elected church warden.
meeting to elect two church wardens for our parish of St John the
Baptist was held recently in The Old School our village hall.
Anyone who is entered on the register of local government electors
for this parish, plus those on the church electoral roll, was
entitled to vote. For the past few years Richard Tomalin was the
only nomination received. But this year a newcomer Darren Emerton,
was also nominated. Both Darren and Richard were elected for a
period of one year.
Church wardens are
ecclesiastical jack-of-all trades with a multitude of different
pastoral, disciplinary and financial responsibilities. At a social
event on Sunday held in our church, newly elected Darren appeared
with a large Dazza church warden badge and keenly
He has already pledged to take
part in the PLEDGE2PRAY day on Saturday 27th May when
many local people will drive, cycle, walk or even ride a horse
between the five churches in our Whittlebury benefice. The day
will begin at Slapton Church at 9:30 and by 10:00 participants
will have arrived at Abthorpe. Then it’s on to Silverstone for
11:15 and yet further to Whittlebury by 12:15. By the time they
arrive at the last stop Paulerspury at a scheduled 1:30pm they
will no doubt all be very tired. Darren has pledged to walk the
whole way. Being fit must surely be an additional attribute of