Welcome to Kevin!

We have a new curate, the Revd Kevin Parks! He’ll be working with Michael and the team for the next 3 years or so and is looking forward to meeting everyone.

Kevin was ordained as a Deacon at Ely Cathedral on 30th June by Bishop Dagmar. You can read more about Kevin below the picture:

Kevin and Michael outside Ely Cathedral after the ordination.

Kevin writes:

My name is Kevin Parks, and on the 30th June I was ordained as a Deacon at Ely Cathedral. I am delighted to have been appointed Curate to the parishes of Girton and Madingley, supporting Revd Michael Bigg, and I’ll be taking up my post on the 1st July.

What does a Deacon do? There’s no greater explanation than that proclaimed by the Bishop during the service of ordination. “Deacons are called to work with the Bishop and the priests with whom they serve as heralds of Christ’s kingdom. They are to proclaim the gospel in word and deed, as agents of God’s purposes of love. They are to serve the community in which they are set, bringing to the Church the needs and hopes of all the people. They are to work with their fellow members in searching out the poor and weak, the sick and lonely and those who are oppressed and powerless, reaching into the forgotten corners of the world, that the love of God may be made visible.” Deacons also share in the pastoral ministry of the church and the leading of worship services. I’ll be posted to Girton and Madingley for approximately three years and during that time I’ll be fully immersed into the life of the community, serving it’s needs and supporting the work of the parish churches.

A little about me: I was born and raised in the North West of England. I studied Law in Sheffield for 3 years before joining the Metropolitan Police in 2002, where I have spent the last 22 years, enjoying a wide and varied career. I have two sons, Thomas (17) and Lewis (13). I am married to Joanne who was a Detective for 16 years, but has since retrained as a mental health nurse. We live with our cat, ‘Bungle’ and our Labrador ‘Bella’ who keep us all very busy. I have a great love for the outdoors, and try to stay as active as I can exploring our beautiful countryside. I am an avid collector of books, so much so that I’m running out of space for them. I love music, and I’m currently engaged in a life-long battle with trying to master the piano. I studied for my DipHE in Theology, Ministry and Mission with ERMC (Eastern Region Ministry Course) and I have developed a real passion for theological education. When you see me out and about do feel free to stop and talk to me. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all, and serving this wonderful community in any way I can.

You can email Kevin on curate@girton.church

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