Latimer Congregational Church in Beverley has appointed a new full-time minister, the Reverend Iain Clements.
Iain’s arrival was marked by a special service of Induction on 12 October.
The church, situated on Grovehill Road, was full with around 150 people celebrating the occasion.
Iain, who has moved to Beverley with his wife Rachel, will be the eighth minister to lead the church since its beginnings in the late 1800s.
He said: “We have been looking forward to moving up to Beverley and I am excited about starting as the minister at Latimer church.
“It is a great privilege to teach the good news of what God has done through Jesus Christ”.
Iain has a degree in history from Exeter University and trained for the ministry at Oak Hill Theological College, North London in response to his calling to full time Christian ministry.
He has extensive experience of teaching and pastoral work across all age groups, particularly with young people, and comes with the blessing of his previous employer, the International Presbyterian Church, Ealing, London.
Latimer Church began well over a century ago as a mission to the Beverley shipyard workers before putting down roots in its current distinctive building that has been a landmark on Grovehill Road for nearly 80 years.
Its previous Minister, the Rev. Neil Stewart served the church for eleven years before taking up a post at a Presbyterian Church in Ontario, Canada.
The church is well known in the town for its many community-focused activities, such as the holiday bible clubs, youth clubs, toddler group and soccer schools for youngsters.