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Report to Spring Synod 2018
The Stockton Circuit has been had a challenging year in many ways. It has decided to intentional work with the 100+ families that come to celebrate the gift of life and faith through the sacrament of baptism. With the employment of a Baptismal Support Worker, thank you to the District for support for this post, we have sought to intentionally create relationships with the families before the baptism reflecting on the questions about life and faith that happening at the arrival of a child to a family. We have also put a grant request into the Connexion to take this work further forward in the coming years. We have also continued to work with those seeking asylum and those who are struggling to find support in their communities as they face struggles in life. The Holy Hut ministry is developing slowly in partnership with community organisations in the Clarences.
We are continuing to reflect on what ministry looks like in the Stockton area in the light of this year's stationing process. We are celebrating the desire of our St Paul's Newtown congregation to work more closely together and the calling of local preachers especially the Accreditation of Colin Bell as a local preacher after his years of study.