Revd. Cathy Arscott
Tel. 01225 702232
Cathy and her husband Frank moved to Melksham in August 2014 to begin their ministry within the Wiltshire United Area after serving for ten years in the Launceston Methodist Circuit where Cathy looked after six country chapels situated in West Devon and Cornwall. Before her call to the ministry, Cathy worked as a school secretary and previously to that worked as a music tutor in a primary school.
Cathy and Frank have four married children, ten grandchildren and a dog called Sam. They enjoy ballroom dancing classes at The Manor School in Melksham and spend a lot of their spare time exploring the Wiltshire countryside and taking Sam on walks along the canals. Music has always been a shared interest too – Cathy plays the piano and Frank plays the trumpet. Cathy trained with South West Ministerial Training College and completed her Theology Degree with Exeter University in 2005 when she was ordained as a Methodist minister at Tavistock Methodist Church.
Hello again, sorry I haven’t written lately but I had a health problem which included a short spell in hospital. As I had never been in hospital before this came as a bit of a shock. So as I am used to being a visitor I was now the visited. We were very touched by the prayers and help from visitors and help from neighbours etc which made us think of several Bible verses.
From Isaiah 41. They helped everyone his neighbours and everyone said to his brother be of good courage.
The Bible has a message for all the young remember thy creator in the days of thy youth.
For the old – They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.
For the anxious – All things work together for good to them that loves god.
For the sufferers – My grace is sufficient for thee for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
For the lonely – Lo I am with you always even until the end of the world.
For the sorrowing – The lord has anointed me to comfort all that morn.
Richard and Jan Smith. (+44) (0) 1249 653897.
I would like to put you all up to date as we have had a very busy summer at Monks this year, due to the lack of a organist we had to purchase a Hymnal Plus box. This is a wonderful piece of equipment it has nearly every hymn ever written and every tune as well. We had it installed with Complete Mission Praise and it was duly fitted in July. After some teething troubles including a mouse attacking it! we are now getting used to it. It seems strange not to see anyone playing the organ but with Nick or Pat at the controls we manage quite well;
We also had a new p.a.system with a loop system for people with hearing difficulties. The next big task is to get some of the plaster in the Chapel replaced and the walls repainted, but has this has to be done in lime plaster and paint it is hard to find men who know how to do the job and of course we will need to find the money to pay for it.
We could be looking at a total cost of £10,000!
Two people has left us recently, the Rev Roy Fowler who is mentioned in another part of this site. The other persons are Andrew & Audrey Pye who have been coming to take services for us for many years. Andrew had a health scare and was advised to cut back on his preaching dates. We shall miss them all a thank the Lord for their service to us and send our prayers with them in their future walk with God.
Well as one door shuts another opens and we give a warm welcome to our new minister the Revd Cathy Arscott.
Cathy and her husband Frank comes to us after serving ten years in the Launceston Methodist circuit in Cornwall. Where she looked after six country chapels in West Devon and Cornwall. Before her call to the ministry Cathy worked as a school secretary and before that as a music tutor in a primary school. Cathy and Frank have four married children and ten grandchildren and a dog. They enjoy ballroom dancing classes at the Manor School in Melkshamand spend a lot of time exploring the Wiltshire countryside and taking Sam on walks. Well thats all my new for the moment.
Richard and Jan Smith.
(+44) (0) 1249 653897.