We’re Paul and Helen Niemiec [pronounced Knee-Mick]. We’re really looking forward to both moving to Snettisham and Living and serving amongst you all, from the end of January. Currently Paul has four roles in Leighton Buzzard including, with Helen, having started a brand new Church. Helen is a Teaching Assistant in the School where Good Shepherd [the new Church] meets on Sundays.
Dibley [The Vicarage Dog] is at home and further away are Bex our Daughter, Ian our Son and In Law and Noelle our three year old Granddaughter; further still Luke our Son and His Girlfriend Sam. Both Luke and Bex were born at the QE in Lynn. Helen’s folks are in Norfolk and Paul’s Mum in Suffolk.
We hope to move up in January –just in time for Paul’s Birthday.
There’s lots to do here, but after 35 years of ministry in the Church this will be our 9th house and 7th Ministry. In 1981 Paul went to Church Army Training College, and was commissioned as an evangelist in 1984.
Later Ordained in 2005.Aylesbury, Cockley Cley, Blandford Forum, Kettering, Barnstable, Leighton Buzzard and soon to be Snettisham have been “Home”
We have loved holidaying at Heacham for many years and some time ago bought our “Retirement” cottage there, feeling that God was calling us to this part of the world “When the time came” whilst we were very happy to do that which we felt called to in Leighton Buzzard. Well God decides the time and the nature of the calling –so we’re coming ---not to retire, but to share in the Ministry of St Mary’s, which we much look forward to.
Paul will work three days a week plus Sundays
When not working Dibley will want walking—she’ll love returning to the beach [she was a puppy on North Devon Beaches and adores the sea]. So we’ll be walking on the beach and I love to sit and read there too. We’ll have a lovely garden –thanks to Helen and, of course we’ve a home to make.
We’re looking forward to meeting lots of people all over the Village, Community and Team. We do hope, should you see us around, you’ll come and say hello. It’ll take Paul ages to learn everyone’s names but Helen’s really good at that.
Our Current home features a number of items bought at The Granary, a bottle of sand from Heacham beach and any number of photos taken up there—all gathered over the years before we were called to join you.
Paul will be licensed on 29th of January –it’s too far for folk to come from here –but they’ll be praying for us all –so I hope loads of you will join us to celebrate our arrival and the beginning of a new chapter for you and us –one we look forward to sharing with you all
Rev. Captain Paul and Helen