Celebration of a New Ministry at St Andrew's, Cobham

 An uplifting and energising celebration yesterday of the Licensing of the Revd Dr Mike Branscombe by Bishop Jo Bailey Wells, and his Installation by Archdeacon Paul Bryer. Mike, Margaret and their daughters Ella and Grace were very warmly welcomed by the packed congregation, who (at the enthusiastic prompting of the Bishop!) also serenaded Ella with a rousing chorus of ‘Happy Birthday!’ St Andrew’s is an energetic, thriving church at the very heart of the Cobham community, and many representatives of that community, from all backgrounds and walks of life, were delighted to welcome Mike and his family to their new home.