Next Team Rector

Andrew Blyth’s Installation

When: 7:00pm, Wednesday 26th April.
Where: Trinity Church, Portland Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2NX
What: A Diocesan & Deanery ceremony (with liturgy), led by Bishop Rachel, the Archdeacon & the Area Dean, where Andrew will be formally installed as the new Team Rector.

Sunday Celebrations

When: 10:30am & 6:00pm, Sunday 30th April.
Where: Trinity Church, Portland Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2NX
What: Join us for Andrew and Nicki’s first celebrations with the Trinity family. At the 6pm celebration we will be joined by our friends from St Paul’s, with refreshments afterwards.

“We are truly humbled to be called to serve Trinity and St Paul’s.” Rev Canon Andrew Blyth
We are pleased to announce that Rev Canon Andrew Blyth will be the next Team Rector of the Trinity Cheltenham Team.
Andrew is married to Nicki, they have two daughters, Rachel (19) and Naomi (16), and a large black lab. They have been at Holy Trinity Aylesbury since 2004. Sharing New Wine values, the church has grown new congregations and ministries and now serves as a resource church across the town and wider area. Andrew is also Area Dean for Aylesbury and a member of Bishop’s Council for the Diocese of Oxford. In these roles he has been particularly involved in supporting church planting, developing fresh expressions of church in new housing areas, mentoring and training church leaders.
Nicki works part-time as a manager in the NHS and has led women’s ministry at Holy Trinity Aylesbury. Rachel is at University and Naomi is doing A levels. Before entering full-time ministry in 2000, Andrew was the director of a specialist marketing, fundraising and communications consultancy serving the voluntary sector. Andrew says that he will watch any sport, any time he can (but especially if it involves Arsenal or Saracens), thinks and prays best when walking the dog and claims to be great at cooking so long as Nicki acts as his sous chef.
On appointment to Trinity, Andrew said, “We are truly humbled to be called to serve Trinity and St Paul’s. Both church families have wonderful stories of stepping out in faith with God in His kingdom work and great teams serving them. Honouring and building on these foundations, our prayer is that the Holy Spirit will lead us together to go even further and to do even more in the name and power of Jesus Christ.”

A word from Bishop Rachel

I look forward to welcoming Andrew Blyth as the new Team Rector of Trinity and St Paul’s. I am confident that Andrew’s gifts and experience will be richly used by God in the season ahead.
I would also like to express my deep gratitude to Tim Grew who willingly took on the role of Acting Team Rector under difficult and painful circumstances. Tim has led the church with immense grace and wisdom; with a strong gentleness and with tireless commitment. I know you will want to join me in thanking both him and Hils for all they have carried so far and all they continue to be and do.

You remain in my prayers as you continue to faithfully walk with God in this time of transition. May every heart remain expectant and open to God’s work within you and between you. Thank you for being and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in many different ways.Bishop Rachel

Please do continue to pray for Andrew, Nicki and their family as they prepare to move to Cheltenham.