Andy has been the Vicar of Sedbergh in Cumbria since 2013 and has recently accepted the appointment as Chaplain of St George’s Memorial Church, Ypres which is close to the Menin Gate Memorial in the Belgian town devastated by the First World War and at the heart of the battlefields where so many soldiers from many nations lost their lives.

Andy, pictured here with his wife Lorraine on their recent visit to Ypres to accept the appointment, said that he was very much looking forward to serving at the memorial church and ‘Sharing God’s Peace for all Nations through the Gospel.’

Andy, no stranger to military matters having served as a Royal Air Force Chaplain for 23 years, including tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, helped to establish the ecumenical ‘Mission Community of the Western Dales’ which brough Anglicans, Methodists and United Reformed Church Christians together for worship, service and mission in the Cumbrian part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Andy and Lorraine’s last Sunday in the Western Dales will be the 25th October before moving to Belgium to take up the post on 1st November, in time for this year’s Remembrance and Armistice events in the town.