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Olympic Park gets new Anglican minister for Stratford Christians

12:48 23 July 2014

Annie McTight (third from left) with Elwin Cockett, Archdeacon of West Ham, Dave Wade, Area Dean of Newham, Rob Wickham, Area Dean of Hackney, Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney and Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford

Annie McTight (third from left) with Elwin Cockett, Archdeacon of West Ham, Dave Wade, Area Dean of Newham, Rob Wickham, Area Dean of Hackney, Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney and Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford

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An Anglican reverend who was picked to become a minister for the Olympic Park was officially welcomed to her new role at a service lead by the Bishop of Chelmsford.

Rev Annie McTighe moved to Stratford recently after her appointment as Pioneer Minister for the park’s residents by the Church of England.

Around 130 people attended the July 10 service, which was taken by Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, and included the Archdeacons of West Ham and Hackney in its congregation.

Annie was also welcomed to her role by the Area Dean of Newham and representatives from Triathalon, Transforming Newham, local Stratford Church leaders and local residents.

Before her new role, Annie was a minister at All Saints St Andrews in Woodford Wells, serving around 700 members.

Along with her new role, ministering to residents around the Olympic Park, Annie will continue to work with Rev Jeremy Fraser and Esther Jannetta at St Paul’s Church in Stratford.

This church is just outside the park and regularly available for inquiries about services, including weddings, funerals or baptisms, opening a food bank, or for people looking to find a friendly face.

St Paul’s also has growing Bulgarian and Portuguese congregations who worship in the building.

For more information call 0208 534 1164 or email Annie at revanniemct@gmail.com

Read more here:

Faith: New Olympic Park vicar to bring ‘Jesus’s love’ to Stratford

Stratford’s Bulgarians join church in ceremony at St Paul’s

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