With the retirement of John McCausland as our Vicar, the Vestry in consultation with the Bishop’s office has made provision for Sunday celebrations of the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist beginning on June 19 and extending into September. Two members of the clergy will each preside for half the summer Sundays based on their availability, and for emergency pastoral care as possible.
New to Holy Cross will be the Rev. Darrell Huddleston. A current resident of Concord, he began his ministry as a Methodist pastor in Kansas in 1969 and spent the following six years as an agricultural missionary in Congo and Zimbabwe. He has served a variety of congregations as well as the Regional Director of Heifer Project International. In June, 1998, he was ordained an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts and served parishes in Clinton and Holden, MA. Since retiring in 2007 he and his wife Bunny have lived, worked or traveled extensively in 27 countries. They have two adult children. He assists on occasion at St. Paul’s in Concord, and recently completed an interim assignment at Grace Church in Manchester.
Darrell will alternate with the Rt. Rev. Arthur Walmsley, a member of Holy Cross with his wife Roberta since l997. Originally from Massachusetts, he served churches in St. Louis, MO, Amherst, MA, New York City, and New Haven, CT. For ten years during the stormy civil rights and Vietnam era he served as the public affairs officer for the Episcopal Church, and from 1979 to 1993 as Bishop of Connecticut. The Walmsleys live in an 18th century house in Deering which they have owned for 50 years . Like the Huddlestons, they have two children.
During the summer, the Vestry through Wardens John Heckman and Heidi Clow will make themselves available to respond to pastoral needs, calling on clergy help as seems appropriate.