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
This summer seems to have been an on-going battle with my lawn! It seems to have kept growing at some pace all the way through the last few months, whereas normally it seems to slow down by the time we get to August. It is lovely having the decent sized garden that comes with the Vicarage, but this has also been especially challenging as I have had also had an on-going battle with the lawnmower. Carburettor problems, punctures, and blades getting blunt have just been some of the things that I have had to overcome. And all the time while its sitting in the garage … the grass is growing! (It’s a good job that the good people of the Mower Shop in Southwell have been around to help).
But … through this process, I’ve also come to realise that a lot of my lawnmower problems are self-inflicted. It’s no good thinking that I can just jump on it year after year and expecting it to perform in the same way as it was when it was new. Checking the oil, getting the blades sharpened and –apparently most importantly – getting a fuel filter funnel, have been essential to getting it working again and seeing my grass under control.
Of course, we are not machines like a lawnmower, but there are still good things that we need to do to keep our bodies, minds and souls healthy. The problem I find is that we know what they are – healthy diet, exercise, finding ways to dealing with stress and – I would add – prayer. But we don’t always know how to keep doing them, so they really make a difference.
Starting at 10:30am on Thursday 12 September … and running for eight sessions after that … we will be offering the “Resolve” course at the Lord Nelson in Sutton-on-Trent. It is designed to help people make positive changes in their lives, including look after our bodies, strengthening our minds, inspiring our souls and deepening our relationships.
All our welcome … you can just turn up or, if you would like to register your interest give me a call on 01636 555082. Meanwhile, I think I need to get back to cutting my grass!