Meet the Vicar
Hello and thank you for visiting our website.
My name is Mark Adams and I am the Vicar of the Beck & Trent Parishes.
I have been here since July 2016 and am enjoying life in the countryside after spending nearly nine years being a Vicar in Mansfield. It is great being part of these communities and I hope that our churches will continue to be a vibrant part of them for many years to come.
If you would like to find out more about what is going on in our churches, if you have questions about the Christian faith or would just like to chat then please get in touch. You can find my details below or if you see me walking around just say hello!
My Latest Newsletter Article
Changing Times Ahead!
There is always something nostalgic and familiar about this time of year. We have to remember where we put the Christmas Decorations when we put them away in January, plug the Christmas tree lights in to see if they still work or maybe decide that it really is time to get some new ones! For people like me, the challenge is to be able to say something fresh about the Christmas story even if sometimes we go to the place where we stored Christmas talks from years gone by. (And no, it’s not in the same place as the decorations!)
But the message of Christmas is also one of those things that is always new. God coming to us in Jesus is both a one-off event and a sign of ‘new-ness’, God is always breaking into his world.
So, it’s not a surprise that things never stay the same. That’s true for all of us and its true for me. In the New Year, the Archdeacon of Newark is moving on and Bishop Paul has asked me to step in and cover this role until a new Archdeacon is in-post. This means that, alongside the Bishop, I will be overseeing the work of the Church of England in the north of Nottinghamshire, from Ashfield through Mansfield, Southwell, Newark, Retford, Worksop and up to Bawtry. It will be for between four and nine months, so you will be seeing a bit less of me around and about. We are hoping that someone will be able to cover some of my role here, but so far, we have not found anyone. Nevertheless, I will still be your Vicar, I will still be living in the Vicarage and I will still be caring about what is going on around the villages!
The good news is that, even in the middle of change, we can trust in the God who loves us. And that is something that is always worth remembering – especially at Christmas!