Hello everybody,

I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Maureen Read, I recently retired from Parish Ministry and moved with my husband, John, to Hambleton. Since November. I have worshipped at the Blessed Virgin Mary and I have also attended the Benefice Service at St. John the Baptist, Pilling and the Licensing Service for Fr Peter at St Oswald’s, Preesall.

I have applied for my ‘Permission to Officiate’ and look forward to joining the Clergy Team here in the Benefice of Over Wyre.

During my 24 years as a Parish Priest, I have led pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Rome.  My congregation in Shropshire asked me to lead another one so we were all booked for 2020.  Then Covid struck and it was cancelled.  I tried again in late 2021 but vaccines and isolation meant that had to be cancelled too.

I’m having one last try in 2023.  It will be a ten day trip departing from Manchester on 28th August 2023.

I’m offering places to the congregations here so, if you would like to join me, you can look at the website for McCabe Pilgrimages where you will find a comprehensive itinerary and a booking form.  You can also email me at maureen.read09@btinternet.com .  I have brochures and booking forms available for those not on the internet.

I would love for you to come with me on the trip of a lifetime.

Rev’d. Maureen