Welcome to our new Minister

Welcome to our new Minister

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Rev Shirley Cowan announced as the next Vicar for  Holy Trinity and St Ann’s

The news of the announcement was received with joy and enthusiasm by Holy Trinity’s congregation at the main Sunday service on Sunday 31 January 2016. The congregation prayed for Shirley and her family and look forward to her starting her ministry at holy Trinity and leading us in the furtherance of the Gospel. Shirley is due to start in post in April.




Archdeacon Roger PreeceThe announcement of Shirley as our new vicar was made by  Ven Roger Preece the Archdeacon of St Helen’s and Warrington

‘I am delighted to announce the appointment —of Rev Shirley Cowan as the next Vicar of Holy  Trinity and St Ann’s Warrington. This is a  strategic appointment for the centre of —Warrington and for the  ministry of St Ann’s.

Shirley has significant  experience in ministry and —community. She is currently assistant curate  at St Stephens Church in Gateacre where she —has developed new services and supported  teams to encourage ministries such as Messy —Church, that has been attended monthly by up  to 100 children.

—As a former teacher, she has a heart for  schools ministry and has been an active —governor of a local school.

—During her incumbent’s study leave, she had  the experience of leading the parish for four —months.

—She is committed to the agenda of helping the  church to make a bigger difference and has been —actively involved in church community initiatives such as Street Pastors and Debt Counselling.

I look forward to her institution in this new ministry and I am sure both parishes will be pleased to welcome Shirley and her family into the community.’