Thursday 22nd May was a great occasion for St Mary’s Whitegate when Canon Chris Humphries was inducted as the next vicar of Whitegate and Little Budworth.
Members of both St Mary’s and St Peter’s were joined by Canon Chris’ family and many friends from Chester Cathedral and also previous parishes that he had ministered in.
The service was led by Bishop Keith, Archdeacon Mike and Rural Dean Simon Drew, with Archdeacon Mike giving an excellent sermon asking everyone to look in, look out and up towards God. We were asked to embrace change and to work with Chris.
Canon Chris was welcomed to the parish by representatives from Cheshire West & Chester Council, Whitegate & Marton Parish Council, Little Budworth Parish Council, Whitegate C of E Primary School, Whitegate Youth Group and young members of both parishes along with lay readers and the laity of Middlewich Deanery.
The evening concluded with a Bring & Share supper in the garden of the Red Lion Pub.