We are delighted to announce that the bishop has appointed a new curate to the Henfield Benefice, starting at the end of June 2012.

Peter & Helen O'Connell

Peter & Helen O'Connell

Peter O’Connell, and wife Helen with Caleb and Elizabeth (and a third child due in early October), will be moving to be with us from their current home in Midhurst.

Peter was a civil servant before training for the ministry, and Helen is a gardener, one of whose first jobs a number of years ago was near Henfield; her grandparents also lived in the village for a time.

Peter writes: “I am delighted to be coming to join you next year.  We all think that Henfield is a place that we can feel at home as a family.”

(Henfield’s current training curate, The Rev’d  Angela Martin, will have completed her 4 years of curacy with us by then, and she has already been exploring possible appointments. Angela & the family will be much missed – but we always knew she would be moving on.)