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Churches celebrate arrival of new minister.

TWO churches have finally filled their vacancy for a new minister.

Moldgreen and Brackenhall United Reformed Churches went without a minister for several years because they weren't given the funding for the post.

But now members of the congregation are celebrating the arrival of the Rev Susan Macbeth.

She was inducted into the pastorate at a service led by Yorkshire Synod Moderator, the Rev Kevin Watson.

The service was also attended by Kirklees mayor Clr Julie Stewart-Turner.

The Rev Macbeth, previously a minister in Wakefield, has a husband and two children and will live in Moldgreen.

Margaret Lees, a church elder, said the Rev Macbeth had arrived during an exciting time for Brackenhall, where a new community centre and church was being built.

She said: "She came and had a look around the area and thought there was a lot going on and that this was a very exciting project to get involved with.

"She's very communityminded and has a lot of charisma and I think she's going to be ideal for us."


WARM WELCOME: The Rev Susan Macbeth (centre) is welcomed to Moldgreen by (from left) Kirklees mayor Clr Julie Stewart-Turner, her consort Darren Turner, the Rev Kevin Watson, Barry Simmons, Kevin Shuttleworth, Angela Lawson, Val Morrison and the Rev Macbeth's husband Brian Macbeth. (AC171009Kutd)
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Oct 20, 2009
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