Reverend Rachel Mitchell inducted as new rector

Following the service of Institution, Induction and Installation on 12 November 2019, the following article was published on the diocese website.

St Andrew’s Church in Langar was filled with the family and friends of the Rev’d Rachel Mitchell on Tuesday evening as she was licensed by the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, the Rt Revd Paul Williams as Rector of Wiverton in the Vale in the Deanery of East Bingham.

Her previous post was Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Radcliffe-on-Trent and Shelford.

She said: “What a great evening at St Andrew’s Langar! We so appreciated the support of family, friends and people representing the nine villages and six churches across the parish. We have received such a warm welcome and are looking forward to getting out and about over the coming months to get to know everyone. Feeling thankful!”

Bishop Paul added: “I am delighted that Rachel has followed God’s call to serve in the parish of Wiverton in the Vale. Rachel has a creative and compassionate heart for mission that will build on the good foundations already laid in these communities. I am very grateful to all those serving across the parish who have not only sustained the ministry of the Church during the period of interregnum, but have also been inspired to consider new ways to reach children and their families in these villages.”

We are all looking forward to working with Rachel and would ask you to pray for Rachel, her family, and all those who will be working alongside her in her ministry in this parish.

Further photos of the occasion by the diocese photographer, Brian Pickering, can be seen by clicking here.

You can view a copy of the Order of Service by clicking here.