I'm writing my first letter to you shortly after just having had my final service as curate at St Thomas', and having moved from a fairly traditional curate's house into the ultra-modern eco vicarage, and so this comes at a touch point of transition and change for me, the community at St Thomas' and for you.
For some, change is exciting and for others, not so much. But however, we experience change, and as we all contemplate a time of new beginnings, I want to begin my first letter by saying how very much I am looking forward to being with you, looking forward to being your priest, and, as you get to know me and I have earned your trust, I'm looking forward to being your friend.
I'm also looking forward to showing off the eco vicarage.
It really is a lovely, fun home that offers a blank canvas for each occupant to put their own mark on it fairly easily.