A new opportunity for the Besters

Greg Harris - National Director

Today I write to you with some sad news for BCA but great news for the Diocese of Tasmania and the Parish of Howrah/Sandford.

Jamie & Claire Bester together with Xavier, Adlai, Phinehas and Hope will move to the Parish of Howrah/Sandford in October. Jamie will take on the role of Rector of the parish and will also lead a church planting working group for the Diocese of Tasmania.

“God has made it really clear that it was time for us to move on,” says Jamie. “We know that God has an awesome plan for Howrah as well as for the Southern Beaches.”

The Besters last day with Southern Beaches Anglican will be on Sunday 11 October and Jamie will be inducted at Howrah/Sandford on Wednesday 28 October.

“We have really enjoyed our time with BCA,” says Jamie. “A highlight has been the connections and friendships we have made with BCA Field Staff. At the last BCA Field Staff Conference Claire, the kids and I all developed deep friendships. We will miss that family feeling the most – we haven’t witnessed that sense of family in another Christian organisation.”

Please join with me in wishing the Bester family all the best as they farewell Southern Beaches Anglican and move to Howrah/Sandford. We pray that God will continue to bless their family and their ministry in Tasmania.