Since Alastair Cutting’s departure at the end of March 2013, St Peter’s Church, Henfield has been without a vicar. There are a number of reasons why it is taking so long to find a replacement, (nearly?) all of which have been beyond our control and many local people have felt frustrated about this delay.

But, finally, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. An advertisement has recently appeared in the Church Times and interviews for those who apply for this position will be held in early February. We have high hopes that an announcement about the appointment of a new vicar will be made in the next few weeks. Although the successful applicant will probably not take up this post for about three months, we should at least know that the search for Alastair’s replacement has been completed.

10 January 2014