New Era at St Nicholas Church

The new vicar of Hornsea,Atwick and Skipsea Tina Minett Stevens took up residence  at the vicarage in Newbegin in late November and started work officially on Sunday 17th December .   She introduced herself to the readers of the St Nicholas Church Parish magazine in an open letter which is published below: Dear soon-to-be-friends I am very excited to be writing to you as your next Vicar. You will already know my name and where I’m currently serving, but here’s a little more information to help us get to know each other. My surname is double-barrelled because I retain my maiden name, Minett (pronounced ‘my-knit’ not ‘min-it’), which is of French-Huguenot origin. I was born though in North Norfolk, in a small village south of King’s Lynn (and less than an hour from Walsingham). I moved to Hull to study for my first degree, mathematics, which is where I met the handsome young Darren Stevens, and we were married after I graduated: we celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary next year. We settled down to life and spent the next 20 or so years in that lovely city. We’re pleased to be moving much closer to Hull again: York is far too busy. I worked for Sanctuary Housing for some years before re-training as a teacher and working in Hull secondary schools teaching maths to students aged 11 to 16. I enjoy singing, reading and crafting. Darren works as a technician in the water industry down in Hull: his commute will be much less time consuming. Darren enjoys card-based fantasy games and has also taken up archery in our time in Scarborough. He is also our resident computer geek. Together we enjoy Formula 1 motor racing and watching Science Fiction (both Star Wars and Star Trek, plus many others.) We welcomed Darren’s mum, Jan, to live with us during our time in Scarborough and she will be in charge of the vicarage garden. Jan is looking forward to joining in with the community and especially the local craft groups. Completing our household are our two cats, Charlie and Blue, who are the latest in a line of long-lived and much-loved pets. I am very much looking forward to getting to know everyone in Skipsea, Atwick and Hornsea as we discern together the new things God is calling us to both inside the church and out. As we all prepare for this new time of mission and ministry, please pray for us as a family that the move will go well; for good endings in Scarborough and good beginnings with you in Hornsea, Atwick and Skipsea; for God to be using this time to prepare us all for what he has planned; for us to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead. Warm regards Tina Minett Stevens Your sister in Christ.   Saint Nicholas Church Christmas Coffee Morning .   On Saturday 9th December St Nicholas Church, Hornsea held its Annual Christmas Coffee Morning in the Parish Hall to raise funds for the church. It proved to be a wonderfully successful event and over £520 was raised. Marie Curie   The Hornsea Fundraising Group for the Marie Curie Charity ended 2017 with two very successful events which increased the amount raised in the year by over £1200.   A weekend collection at the Hornsea Garden Centre in Sigglesthorne raised £444.59 and           at their Annual Christmas Party in Beeford the East Yorkshire Lace Guild presented Group Chairman Keith Twigg with a cheque for £760,Marie Curie having been the Guild’s charity of the year.   In the year 2017 the Fundraising  Group raised £8.664.14 which makes a grand total of £116.493.80 ( one hundred and sixteen thousand, four hundred and ninety three pound) raised since the formation of the group.     Foodbank   The December Collection by the East Yorkshire Foodbank, Hornsea Branch was held in Tesco  and proved a great success. Members of many local groups including Rotary, The Lions, Town Twinning and churches helped with this truly communal event. Foodbank would like to thank Tesco customers for buying and donating food food including Christmas Fayre and Tesco management and staff for their invaluable help.             Hornsea and District Talking Newspaper   The Hornsea and District Talking Newspaper has found a new permanent home at the Masonic Hall thanks to the members of the Alexandra  Lodge. Monthly recordings of the Talking Newspaper will be made monthly at the premises in  Alexandra Road in Hornsea. With true Masonic generosity the members are providing this facility at no cost to the Talking Newspaper.   The H.D.T.N. Which was only formed in 2017 with the help of funding from Hornsea Rotary Club,is going from strength to strength and has just recorded it’s 6th edition which like the others had been sent out in the form of C.D.s, Emails and podcasts to blind and partially sighted people in our area. This enables them to listen to sound recordings made by local members of the Talking Newspaper group of edited versions of The Hornsea Gazette, The Community News and the Parish Magazine. The December edition includes the choir of Hornsea Community Primary school singing Christmas carols.   The service is completely free of charge to the listeners and anyone who wishes to receive a recording or help by being a reader or technician should contact Andrea Kirk on 07791208415 or Keith Twigg at Email: [email protected]     The Hornsea and District Talking Newspaper would like to wish all their readers, technicians and listeners and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year

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