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A Letter from Reverend Rags Coxe

Dear Prince George Winyah Parish family:

It is with sadness, but a far greater measure of gratitude, that I have accepted the call to become Rector of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Darlington effective in September. I am returning to my home Parish where I was baptized and confirmed. I am humbled and excited to be in a position to accept the call in this season of life and ministry.

When I was called to ordained ministry, I never expected to be so fortunate to land at Prince George Winyah. We have shared parish life and ministry together for over five years. Suiter and I have experienced generosity, compassion, and love from you every step of this journey. We are truly grateful because each one of you has shaped who we are for our mutual benefit and to God’s glory.

I want to thank Fr. David Thurlow for sharing his ministry experience and Godly wisdom which has helped prepare me to make this leap of faith: to love, learn, and serve where the Lord has clearly called us to go.

The challenge for all of us remains how to take the time necessary to truly listen for the still small voice of God in the midst of the raging storm we call earthly life. And yet Jesus has blessed us all beyond measure: “Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in hope.” (Heb. 3:6)

As hard as it is to say goodbye, may we part knowing we have a great High Priest: “For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.” (Heb. 3:14).

May the Lord continue to bless and prosper the Parish of Prince George Winyah.

 The Reverend Rags Coxe