Prayers answered for congregation

PARISHIONERS in the borough have welcomed a new face to their church. Reverend Keith Hilton-Turvey became the new priest-in-charge of St Peter s Church in Claremont Road, Cricklewood in a licensing ceremony attended by a congregation of 160 members. M

PARISHIONERS in the borough have welcomed a new face to their church.

Reverend Keith Hilton-Turvey became the new priest-in-charge of St Peter's Church in Claremont Road, Cricklewood in a licensing ceremony attended by a congregation of 160 members.

Member of the congregation Dorothy Badrick said: "This was an amazing experience for the congregation who had been facing the dissolution of their parish."

The event, which took place on September 24, was attended by Barnet council leader Cllr Mike Freer, Cllr Alison Moore, Barnet deputy mayor Hugh Rayner and the Bishop of Edmonton, the Rt Revd Peter Wheatley, who conducted the ceremony.

Revd Hilton-Turvey said: "It is a new chapter in St Peter's life. I look forward to showing a fresh Christ's grace in Cricklewood.

"I was quite happy with the ceremony last week - the people enjoyed themselves and there was standing room only.