The Anglican Parish of Parkes and Peak Hill has welcomed and embraced the Reverend Ben Mackay and his family who moved to Parkes in early January.
Ben’s formal welcome and commissioning will be held at St George’s Parkes tomorrow, 12th March, at 10am. The Bishop of the Diocese of Bathurst, Mark Calder will conduct the service, and a good friend of Ben’s from Bible college, the Reverend Andrew Thornhill, the minister at Coonabarabran, will bring a brief message from the Bible.
The church is very grateful for the Reverend Natalie Quince who lovingly cared for and led the church over the past two years while a search for a new minister took place. Natalie will continue to serve the church and the community.
Ben and his wife Bron are no strangers to this part of the world: before leaving for Bible College, Ben worked as a lawyer in Forbes – with Natalie as a colleague!
Ben said: “We are so looking forward to getting to know you all better and growing together into the likeness of our Lord Jesus, and continuing to be a light shining in the communities in which we live and work.”