Search

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

Archant

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

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:45
Representatives from What You Do Matters with the shoeboxes

Supporters of What You Do Matters have helped the organisation smash their Toy Appeal target by collecting 339 shoeboxes full of gifts.

Yesterday, 11:40
Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left:  Rhyanne Gasper, 14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, and Harshika Partheepan, 4 months, from Newbury Park, with volunteers from the Kindness Offensive Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Children being treated in hospital over Christmas received hundreds of gifts in a surprise visit by well-wishers.

Royal London Hospital
Yesterday, 11:19
The cellar in Betty's old house where she cowered as a child

From the baby-sized gas mask to the make-shift beds, Betty Sexton has had a poignant year saying goodbye to her old belongings.

London
Thu, 16:20
Jackie Litambola and Peach colleagues

The mother of a murdered teenager has backed a “save havens” scheme for young people to help prevent future deaths from street violence.

Most read news

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition