It is announced on 23 September 2018 that the Reverend Caroline Bland is, subject to the completion of all legal procedures, appointed vicar of the Benefice of Nailsworth, including the parishes of Horsley, and Newington Bagpath with Kingscote. She has been previously a curate at Holy Trinity Church, Longlevens, Gloucester.
A few words of introduction and to say how delighted I am to be coming to the Nailsworth Benefice as your vicar. I am looking forward to getting to know you and the community I will serve.
I was ordained at Gloucester Cathedral in 2015 and am currently serving as a fourth year curate at Holy Trinity, Longlevens. I have a background in industry and education and was a teacher at St Dominic’s Primary school, Inchbrook for eight years, prior to studying for a ministerial degree and ordination. I am married to Martin and we have 3 grown up sons. Martin and I enjoy music, playing musical instruments and singing.
With a heart for mission and discipleship, I have a passion to reach out into the community to show others the love of God. I am excited about the future as we seek God’s direction and journey together.
With God’s blessing
Rev’d Caroline Bland.
It is hoped that she will be able to attend the Carol Service here in December and take up office in the New Year. We welcome her warmly to our Church and Community.