Unveiling of new minister

A SUCCESSOR to the Rev Tom Irvine, the long-serving figurehead of the United Reformed Church (URC) in Hucknall, has finally been found.

Mr Irvine retired last November after 41 years at the helm.

Now the church is set to unveil THE REV CLIFFORD WINFIELD at a ceremony on Sunday August 28 at the church on Farleys Grove.

Mr Winfield (62) will be head of the West Nottinghamshire group of United Reformed Churches covering Hucknall, Selston and Westwood. But he will spend more than 50% of his time in Hucknall.

He arrives from Ockbrook in Derbyshire and is married to Jill with three children.

Judith Christou, URC secretary, said: “It has been difficult. We had to make sure we got the right person. We feel we have — to take us forward to a bright future.”