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‘The Bishop of Newcastle is pleased to announce that the Rev’d Captain Steve Dixon, at present Assistant Curate at All Saints’, has been appointed Vicar of the Parish of Tynemouth Priory Holy Saviour’s, subject to the usual legal formalities.

Steve’s institution by the Bishop of Berwick will take place on Sunday 7th October 2018.

Please keep Steve and his family in your prayers as he prepares to begin his new ministry in Tynemouth.’

 

Revd Capt Steve Dixon, Vicar soon-to-be
 
What a thrill and privilege it is to have received the invitation from Bishop Christine to serve as your next vicar at Holy Saviour’s. I thought I would use this early opportunity to introduce myself before the Induction Service on 7 October.
I come to you having ministered around the Diocese of Newcastle for over 15 years, including seven years in Tynemouth Deanery. Most recently I served my title as Curate at All Saints', Gosforth. On the subject of titles, Reverend needs little explanation, but my title of Captain often causes confusion. Though many people assume some kind of role in HM Forces, the 'Captain' comes from my commission as a Church Army Evangelist and I ministered in this capacity for 12 years in Byker and Willington Quay.
It is wonderful to be here in Tynemouth, which is a familiar area having been a frequent visitor to the coast and village. I am now becoming properly acquainted with the geography. Some of you might already have seen me around since we have been living in the vicarage since the mid July. Thank you to all who have welcomed us as neighbours and wished us well as we settled in. Moving into the vicarage with me are my wife Clare and daughter Rebecca (15). Our son Adam (21) lives locally and studies at Northumbria University.
I am very much looking forward to serving the needs of the parish with regular worship, visiting and pastoral care as well as making contact with community groups and businesses to explore further ministry opportunities. I particularly enjoy working with children and young people and hope to make good connections with the uniformed organisations and Kings Priory School. I am also excited by the prospect of getting to know all of you at Holy Saviour’s and discovering how we can move forward together under God’s guidance to grow in faith and numbers.
 
Steve Dixon
 

 

Dear friend

A warm welcome to all visitors to this website.

Holy Saviours Church has just stepped into our second interregnum in the last 4 years an idea of what has already been put in place maybe of interest.

The Oxford Dictionary says an interregnum is …..an interval or pause between two periods of office’. As a Methodist for 47years I found this quite a strange arrangement for a church. The Methodists have the new incumbent in place as soon as the last minister leaves. Many people I have spoken to at Holy Saviours have commented to me that they enjoy an interregnum, as they like the period of variety it gives, and I have to say I agree with that. It is a time to step back and take stock, to think of what we are looking and hoping for, for our church here in Tynemouth.

This means a lot of work behind the scenes. Services have to be covered and we need folk to step up and take on roles and jobs to help fill the gaps.

So far, the majority of services from mid-May to the beginning of December are covered. There is indeed, a variety of cover, some names known to us all, some retired clergy, a bishop and lay persons from our own congregation as well as from around the diocese. We appreciate all those who have so willingly accepted our invitation to help out, as well as those who have offered to help where needed. We cannot operate without this help. Thank you.

Having an interregnum, so soon after the last one, means the Parish Profile does not need too much tweaking and David and I have already looked at it in anticipation of getting the ball rolling as soon as we are able to. A surgery type session is planned for May where we will be able to listen to your feedback and ideas for Holy Saviours. Do not hesitate to speak to David and I if you have any feedback or queries regarding the whole process.

In all of this we need to keep God in the centre of our plans and make sure all is rooted in prayer.

God Bless

Diane Bayley

If you need to contact the church Parish Office number is

Tel: 0191 597 9815