The following good news was announced by St Eustachius’ vicar Christopher Hardwick in church, on Sunday 9 June:
‘The Rt Rev Jackie Searle, Bishop of Crediton, the Patron and Parish Representatives are delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Rector of the Holyford Mission Community (comprising the parishes of Colyton, Musbury, Southleigh and Branscombe) and Priest-in-Charge of the parish of Northleigh, has been made to the Reverend Dr Steven Martin, who is currently Assistant Curate in the United Benenfice of Tavistock, with Gulworthy and Brent Tor, and that offer has been accepted’.
Vicar Chris said: ‘We are delighted with this news and send our warmest congratulations to Steven and his family. We wish him, Caroline, Henry and John every future happiness in their new lives.’
Arrangements for Steven’s final service and date of induction/licensing will be announced as soon as they have been agreed.