Our new clergy family, Rev. Mike and Steph Ridge, with children Ben and Sophie, have arrived in Australia and are expected in Dorrigo on January 16.
The Ridges have left their former home near Liverpool, England, after Rev. Mike was appointed Rector of the Parish of The Dorrigo.
After arriving in Dorrigo the Ridges will spend a fortnight settling in to their very different way of life before Rev. Mike is inducted on Wednesday, January 29.
He will lead his first service on the following Sunday.
Mean time... our Parish has been in a flurry of activitiy preparing for their arrival.
Teams of volunteers have been working for days preparing the Rectory for its new occupants and getting ready for the start of a new chapter in ministry and worship here on the Plateau.
Invitations have been extended to a number of church, government and community leaders to attend Rev. Mike's induction.
The induction will be led by the Acting Administrator of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton, Archdeacon Greg. Ezzy.