Revd Will Gibbs: Leaving Redbourn

On Sunday 15 May it was announced that Will has been appointed as Canon for Mission and Pastoral Care at St Albans Cathedral.  

This is a new and exciting full-time position for him but it will sadly mean that he will be leaving St Mary’s and Redbourn after almost 16 years here among us. It is expected that there will be a leaving service for Will in late July and he will take up his new position at the Cathedral in September.

Will commented: “It is with a whole range of emotions that I share this news.  It is really exciting and a great honour to have been appointed and I look forward very much to working with the Dean and Chapter and the wider Abbey community in the work that God has in store for us together. 

But in doing so, I must take my leave of a church family and a village that have been immensely special, supportive and loving, not just to me, but to us all as a family. Thank you for all that we have shared in together which I will always be profoundly grateful for.  We are not going far and I hope that there will good opportunities from time to time to catch up and hear all the latest news. 

Please be assured for my prayers for all of you in Redbourn as I ask for your prayers for me, Claire, Olivia and Darcy as we make our plans and preparations to move.”

One thought on “Revd Will Gibbs: Leaving Redbourn”

  1. Congratulations Will, I am very happy for you and your family knowing you’ll be a hard act to follow and sad that I didn’t join the church sooner to benefit more from your ministry. I greatly appreciate the learning and reflection I have gained from you, and thank you for welcoming me so warmly to the church. You’ll never know how much you have taught me in my journey of faith as a Christian.
    God Bless you and I will pray for you in your new role.

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