Introducing our new vicar.

We are delighted to announce that our new vicar will be the Revd. Tim Fox, currently a curate in the Diocese of Coventry where he oversees two very different churches.

His licensing will be on Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at 7:30pm with Bishop Tony Porter at St. Paul’s.

In a letter to us Tim wrote the following:

“Hello! We are so excited to be joining you soon, and can’t wait to meet everyone… But seeing as we have to wait a little longer, we thought that we’d like to send you a short message to introduce ourselves.
 
So… who are we?
 
Well, I’m Tim, I’m 40 years old and recently I’ve been Curate-in-charge of the parish Coventry All Saints, where I have had the privilege of looking after two very different churches in the heart of Coventry. When asked to sum myself up, I tend to reply along the lines that ‘I love God, and I love people’; and so for me, being an ordained minister is just about the best job in the world! I’ve had a varied working life before ordination, having been both a professional Guitar Teacher, and a qualified Electrician; but nothing compares to the privilege of serving God, and seeing the love of Jesus change people’s lives and create authentic community.  
 
In my spare time I try to find time for far too many hobbies, including riding my road bike, playing guitar, writing poetry, and watching just about any sport I can find on the telly.

So, that’s a bit about me, what about the rest of the family…?
 
Helen is a busy Mum, who if she gets the time, loves to go and see some musical theatre, and is a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing. In a former life she studied Criminology and worked for the probation and witness services, but these days she has her hands full keeping an eye on the family!
 
Joseph is 12, so is just finishing his first year in Senior School, and is a big fan of computer games, all things Pokemon (ask someone under the age of 20 if you need to!), and… Penguins.
 
Toby is an energetic 8 year old, who is mad about music (and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of current pop artists) and is an aspiring drummer.
 
Bethan is 4, is very keen on butterflies, and loves nothing more than bossing around her big brothers.
 
So that’s a little about us. We will be praying for all at St Paul’s over the coming weeks and months, and are really looking forward to worshipping and serving with you all soon. We would certainly value your prayers as we begin the process of sorting out schools for the children, and preparing to move!
 
Many thanks, and every blessing!
 
Tim Fox"