With the recent move of Rev Silvia Purdie back to full time study. Cashmere Presbyterian Church is currently in a Vacancy. We are going through the processes required to find and call a new Minister, and will update you once this is done.
In the meantime, we are pleased to have Rev Hamish Galloway acting as Interim Minister on a two-thirds basis.
Gail Weaver, who arrived in New Zealand with her husband and oldest son in 1995, has been in charge of the office at Cashmere Presbyterian since January 2002.
Her background is in banking, both in her native England and in her early days in New Zealand. Although she reached lower management level in England, she elected to change to working part-time on having children, but left paid employment following the birth of her second son. After a few years spent concentrating on the tasks of homemaking and child rearing, and involving herself in voluntary community activities such as Plunket and PTA, her return to the workforce was in an entirely new direction.
She is currently a licensed Anglican lay reader in her home parish, and has been a mainstay of the family worship events in Governors Bay.
Gail says: "The supportive, enabling working environment of Cashmere helped me to grow in my administrative abilities, and has given me the confidence to explore further my own faith."
Elizabeth Taggart and Colin Reid were appointed as our joint Parish Clerks in September 2018. They bring unique skills and attributes to the position, and will work jointly for the benefit of the Cashmere Presbyterian Parish.