We announced with joy on Sunday, October 16th that our new neighbor, The Rev. Alan Dennis, will reside as a member of Trinity Episcopal Church as ‘Priest Associate.’ What a gift!
The Rev. Alan and his spouse Jenny have been worshiping at Trinity for a year now, as Alan has settled into retirement after many years in ministry. Jenny and Alan settled in Sandy Hook, and they have grown children and grandchildren nearby. Over this past year, Rev. Andrea and Rev. Alan discerned together God's call.
‘Priest Associate’ is a common designation in an Episcopal Church for a retired clergyperson who chooses to offer service – at times of his or her own choosing – in various aspects of ministry in a home parish. Rev. Alan desires specifically to offer his gifts in the areas of liturgy and spirituality.
Rev. Alan is also busy providing pulpit supply in many local churches without settled clergy in both New York and Connecticut. We will therefore not see him every Sunday, as he is often needed – but we will cherish times he is able to pray with us. In the past, Trinity has employed multiple clergy – let us be reminded that this is not a staff position … but a gift from a seasoned and gifted retired Priest.
We invite you to attend a talk offered by Rev. Alan and Jenny Dennis on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30 PM in the Johnson Room/Library at Trinity Church. Come and learn about their fascinating journey!
For biographical details, please read more here!
The Rev. andrea castner wyatt
The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt is honored to accept the call of Trinity Episcopal Church to serve and lead as Rector. She looks forward with joy to walking with the people of Trinity Church, and to discovering with you what Jesus is up to in Newtown, CT. Contact Rev. Andrea at email@example.com or by calling 203-426-9070.