Shropshire return for minister

As we approach one of the more busy times of the year for the church, St Mary’s Market Drayton is very pleased to welcome Rev Catherine McBride back to Shropshire from the South East as she is licensed as their new minister.

Originally from Wales, Catherine was called to serve the church whilst working for a pharmaceutical company and, following theological training in Cambridge, completed her curacy (a vicar apprenticeship) at Holy Trinity Meole Brace in Shrewsbury. A self-confessed rugby, pub quiz and real ale fan, Catherine also has an interest in exploring how science and faith interact with each other.

I am excited to be joining the team at St Mary’s and the wider Christian family in Market Drayton and surrounds which I can see is vibrant and committed to serving the community in many ways’ says Catherine ‘Becoming one of a long line of vicars of St Mary’s, going back over 800 years, is a huge privilege and I look forward to living in and serving this lovely, historic market town.’

St Marys will be hosting the Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Revd Michael Ipgrave OBE at the official ‘welcoming’ of Catherine on Wednesday 22nd November at 7pm, please do join us – details are available on our website of this and other services and events.