We are delighted to announce that Rev Winnie Gordon is to become Minister of Kidderminster New Meeting House. She will commence her role here in early October.
Winnie of course needs little introduction. She is well known across the District for her excellent and ongoing work as Minister at Unitarian New Meeting Church, Birmingham, and we are looking forward to closer links between our two congregations as we share in the mutual benefits of her Ministry. She is also well known by those congregations she has served in both Shrewsbury and Kingswood, and of course for her work nationally with the GA.
We have no doubt that she will bring much love and many talents with her to Ministry at New Meeting House, benefiting both present and future members and congregation as well as the local community we aim to serve.
We are also delighted to announce that we have also appointed Aleks Zglinska as Community Facilitator at New Meeting House. She starts her role with us in mid-August. Aleks has a wealth of experience of working in Unitarian and young person related environments. She is, for example, chair of the national Young Adult Network (BUYAN), and like Winnie, a member of the forward thinking 2020 Group established by GA to help grow Unitarianism in Great Britain.
Aleks has been a member at New Meeting for just under two years, and is brimming with ideas about how to extend our community links, serve young families, and provide activities that will attract more people. These initiatives will provide the focus for her role with us, and she will be working closely with Winnie to this end.
We are very pleased indeed to be able to make these two exciting appointments. Everyone at New Meeting wants Unitarianism to flourish in Kidderminster and beyond. We are very confident that both Winnie and Aleks will inspire us to meet this challenge. We know too that they will be able to rely upon the fullest support of the congregation.
We all realise what a fantastic opportunity this is to make to make significant strides forward, and we shall all be doing our utmost together with Winnie and Aleks, to ensure that this happens.
Graham Williams, President, Kidderminster New Meeting House.