There were celebrations in Huddersfield on 26th May when Rosie Buxton was inducted as a Church Related Community Work Minister (CRCWm) for the Huddersfield United Reformed Churches (Brackenhall, Moldgreen, Stainland & Holywell Green and Waverley). Rosie, who has worked for seven and a half years as a CRCWm in Swansea, has been called to Huddersfield to work initially in the Moldgreen area, then with the other churches.
Rosie has already enjoyed the URCs Big Day Out, helping to carry several huge bags of shoes for a prayer station focusing on Walking the Way and she is now busy getting to know the locals! A project centred around food poverty is already underway and Rosie has recently met groups of local parents to discuss issues around gang crime. Rosie is currently introducing the church fellowships to the study series – Holy Habits.
Rosie’s induction was a celebratory and uplifting occasion, with the church and congregation dressed in ‘Pentecost Colours.’ Several people had travelled from Wales and further afield to attend the induction with Revd Simon Walkling, Moderator for Wales, giving the address. The Huddersfield URCs recognise the outpouring of the Spirit which marked Rosie’s induction and with prayer and God’s guidance, we look forward to further challenges, bringing new life to our streets as Rosie leads us in God’s work in our communities. Rosie’s project for Huddersfield is to be called the ‘New Life Project.’ Please pray for Huddersfield as the project unfolds. There is much excitement now in the early days of the project but we will need help in ‘Walking the Way’ as we consider new ideas and opportunities.
Christine Hall, Church Secretary – Moldgreen URC