New Ryedale vicar comes all the way from Africa

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Reverend Martin Allwood The Reverend Martin Allwood

A NEW man has been appointed to lead a group of North Yorkshire churches.

The Reverend Martin Allwood has come to Ryedale from Africa, via north Suffolk.

Born in Swaziland in 1971, he moved to South Africa at a young age. He took a degree in Agricultural Horticulture in Natal, before coming to the UK in 2001.

And on January 29 he will become the vicar of Amotherby, Appleton-le-Street, Barton-le-Street, Coneysthorpe, Hovingham, Scackleton, and Slingsby.

“I bring a wealth of experience from life across two continents, much of which has been gained in rural areas,” he said.

“I have been drawn to the beauty that is Yorkshire, particularly in its similarity to some of the South African countryside I grew up in - although there’s more rain here.”

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will institute the new vicar in All Saints' Church, Hovingham, at 7.30pm on January 29. The previous incumbent for the six parishes, the Reverend Beryl Bowes, retired in 2012.

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7:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

All this Church stuff really does amaze me, and especially the fact money is made out of it.

At the end of the day this is all myth and legend, and trust me you can't have a kid without sex or artificial insemination.

As for floating Angels, and parting the sea at Redcar, it can't be done trust me.

It really does shock me there is a trade in this tosh, and an actual hierarchy of people doing it, I think its called fraud by false representation,,,, unless of course one of these people would like to prove me wrong and walk on water, or better still, feed the folks in the North East from a single Cod caught at the South Gare.
All this Church stuff really does amaze me, and especially the fact money is made out of it. At the end of the day this is all myth and legend, and trust me you can't have a kid without sex or artificial insemination. As for floating Angels, and parting the sea at Redcar, it can't be done trust me. It really does shock me there is a trade in this tosh, and an actual hierarchy of people doing it, I think its called fraud by false representation,,,, unless of course one of these people would like to prove me wrong and walk on water, or better still, feed the folks in the North East from a single Cod caught at the South Gare. NO EINSTEIN
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10:16am Sat 25 Jan 14

thehogman says...

NO EINSTEIN wrote:
All this Church stuff really does amaze me, and especially the fact money is made out of it.

At the end of the day this is all myth and legend, and trust me you can't have a kid without sex or artificial insemination.

As for floating Angels, and parting the sea at Redcar, it can't be done trust me.

It really does shock me there is a trade in this tosh, and an actual hierarchy of people doing it, I think its called fraud by false representation,,,, unless of course one of these people would like to prove me wrong and walk on water, or better still, feed the folks in the North East from a single Cod caught at the South Gare.
Came on here to voice similar opinions; however you say it for me. Thanks
[quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: All this Church stuff really does amaze me, and especially the fact money is made out of it. At the end of the day this is all myth and legend, and trust me you can't have a kid without sex or artificial insemination. As for floating Angels, and parting the sea at Redcar, it can't be done trust me. It really does shock me there is a trade in this tosh, and an actual hierarchy of people doing it, I think its called fraud by false representation,,,, unless of course one of these people would like to prove me wrong and walk on water, or better still, feed the folks in the North East from a single Cod caught at the South Gare.[/p][/quote]Came on here to voice similar opinions; however you say it for me. Thanks thehogman
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