Holy Trinity's pioneer minister Rev Matt Woodcock is set to take on some extra responsibilities in the wider Hull area to help encourage church growth.
Matt has been appointed the new Deanery Mission Enabler offering support and advice to those churches who are seeking to grow and develop their mission work. He has been on the national team of Leading Your Church Into Growth for over four years and he will also be supporting some of the churches from the deanery attending the diocesan conference in September. Matt will initially be working with some of the churches in East Hull, including St James Church, Sutton, St Peter's, Bilton and St Michael's, Holderness Road. He'll also be working with Rev Ben Norton, the Pioneer Minister on Kingswood, as they collaborate on work together more widely.
Revd Canon Dr Neal Barnes, Vicar of Holy Trinity, said: "While Matt will still firmly be part of our clergy team, we recognise how he could be utilised in the wider deanery context. As Hull's city centre church we want to be a blessing and resource to other churches in Hull where possible. Sending out Matt is one way we can do that."
Bishop Alison White, Archdeacon Andy Broom, the Rural and Area Deans are all very supportive of this development; the Archdeacon said “Matt has an infectious enthusiasm for faith and sharing the gospel, I look forward to him being able to share this and his many gifts with other churches around the City.”