New vicar set to arrive at Fernhurst

THE FERNHURST parish church of St Margaret of Antioch is about to welcome a new vicar who will be licensed on September 19.

Nicholas Haigh is presently curate at St Mary’s Church in Eastbourne having been ordained in 2009. He trained for the priesthood in Chichester and at Rippon where he took his degree.

Before his ordination Nick was a teacher of craft, design and technology and his teaching experience included Christian discipleship for teenagers.

He is very much at ease with all expressions of belief – Scripture based, sacramental and particularly the monastic tradition, a member of the Northumbria Community. Also a keen musician he and he and his wife Anita have performed Celtic music at Eastbourne Festival.

The family will move to the village this month in time for their daughter Erin to start school.