It is with both great joy and sadness, that we announce that the Rev. Arabella Milbank Robinson has been appointed to the post of Chaplain and Dean of Chapel of Selwyn College, Cambridge and will start in this new role on the 1st of September this year.
Whilst we have all been looking forward to Arabella returning from her maternity leave, this is both a fantastic opportunity for her, and the next step in the ministry to which God has called her.
Arabella will be coming back from her maternity leave on the 18th of April, and she will be playing a full part in the life and ministry of the parish until she leaves, as well as helping us all to plan effectively for the future after she leaves her post as Associate Rector. The plan is that her last service will be when we celebrate the patronal festival at St. James on Sunday the 24th July. She and the family will then be on annual leave in advance of moving to Cambridge.
Fr. James will also be leaving his roles as Rural Dean of Louthesk and Rector of the benefice of Legbourne Woldmarsh at the same time, as he moves with Arabella, Aubrey and Ivor to start this new chapter of their lives in Cambridge.
I hope that you will join with me in giving thanks for all that Arabella, James, Aubrey and Ivor have brought to our lives over the past four years and wish them well for the future. We will have plenty of time to say farewell to them all in July, but must make the most of the time which we have together over the coming months as we share the light and love of Christ in our communities.
Arabella would like to offer her personal thanks to everyone ‘for the part they have played in what could not have been a more formative and fulfilling curacy and ensuing year. We have been through so much together. The decision to apply to the post at Selwyn was not taken lightly, and our parishes here will always occupy a very special place in our hearts. We hope we can take your prayers with us.’
We are making announcements in the Team Parish of Louth, in the Benefice of Legbourne Woldmarsh, and in Selwyn College all at the same time, and this news is shareable with others.
If you have any questions about this, then please do get back to me.
With every blessing
Rev. Cameron Watt
Priest-in-Charge of the Team Parish of Louth