Many of us may remember around 20 years ago, a young Australian priest and his family from Binda came to live in Markbeech for some 10 months, while studying at the University of Kent. Tom Frame with Helen, his wife and daughters, Megan and Kelly had quite an impact on us as they immersed themselves in our parish life.
Once they returned home to Australia, Tom’s career developed. He went on to become Principal of St Mark’s Theological College training new priests, and in due course was appointed Bishop to the Australian Defence forces. Always something of an academic, today alongside farming interests, Tom is the Director of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at the University of New South Wales.
There will always be a welcome here for Tom and Helen, and we are delighted that they have found time to spend a weekend here on 22nd and 23rd April. To celebrate their stay, there will be just one service on 23rd April at Markbeech at 9:15am, and Tom will preach at that service.
Do come along to what will be a very special service – and join us afterwards in the village hall for coffee and cakes and a chance to meet and/or catch up with Tom and Helen.