It is with heavy hearts that we share the news with you that the Fortescue Family will be finishing our time of ministry in Campbelltown at the end of 2019. After much thought and prayer, we have accepted the invitation of the Archbishop to take up the leadership of Christ Church St Ives in early 2020.
The last decade at Campbelltown has been an absolute delight. We have rejoiced in seeing many of you come to know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. We have given thanks to God as we have together sought to be devoted to maturing in Jesus for the glory of God. We have an incredibly gifted staff team who we love and are very sad to be leaving. But you are in very safe hands and they will continue to teach, encourage and care for our growing Christian community.
We have been so very thankful for the support and encouragement you have been to us as we have been through the most difficult times of our lives as a family.
Change is never simple and often comes with the complexity of grief and heartache. We want to encourage all of us to pray for each other over the months ahead that God would strengthen and encourage us to continue serving him. Pray for the ongoing good work of the gospel here in Campbelltown. Praise God for all that He has done and will continue to do. Please pray for us as we experience a mix of emotions amidst enormous thankfulness for our time in Campbelltown.
There is much more to say and no doubt you will have many questions. The Wardens and Parish Nominators (the group of 5 elected to choose a new minister) will be in communication with you about the process of selecting a new minister soon but do feel free to ask them or the staff about any questions you have.
Nigel, Nicky, Michelle, Megan, Brianna and Brodie