As you know, the BNO is organised by a partnership of two Anglican Dioceses and a group of other churches or church-related organisations. Recently we have seen an unprecedented migration of some long-standing members of the planning group for various reasons like retirement, change of job and just sheer what the hell, why not?
So a big thank you and goodbye to: Eric Hudson (Boys Brigade) now retired, Steve Grasham (Anglican Diocese of Leeds) moving to become National Youth Ministry Adviser for the Church of Ireland, Nigel Chapman (York Diocese) moving to become a f/t vicar in Filey (do stop by for a service if you’re staying over there!), Graham Richards (Anglican Diocese of Leeds) open to offers and making wonderful things out of leather, Nic Sheppard (Anglican Diocese of Leeds) open to offers and making ingenious water features!
The BNO partnership is continuing under the watchful eye of John Stevenson from Scripture Union and we hope that new personnel from our partner groups will be joining the BNO team as and when they are appointed into post.
We’re hoping some of our departing colleagues will continue to help as volunteers on the day, so it’s not a total goodbye! We also invite any of you who are available on the day to come along and help as volunteers. We always need more stewards and people to take on specific duties on the day to help things run smoothly.