It has been announced that the Reverend John Caster will become Priest-in-Charge of St Barnabas, Tunbridge Wells- the parish I vacated to become a Catholic priest. Revd John is currently Team Vicar in the parish of Old St Pancras in the diocese of London.
This blog is pleased that Saint Barnabas have appointed a young man with a good reputation from amongst the more orthodox minded Anglo-Catholics who remained behind in the Church of England. I hope and pray that he will succesfully help the parish forge a vision for their future as Anglicans. I will also be praying that he will prove a great friend to the school and continue the excellent work being done in the parish with young people that was one of the highlights of my own time there.
If Revd. Caster ever fancies a beer then the hand of friendship is extended to him from Pembury. Whilst we presumably hold different views on the long term prospects and viability of Anglo-Catholicism – there is plenty that we do share.