MIDDLEWICH has its full complement of clergy for the first time in four years after the town's Methodist church appointed a minister.
Helen Kirk has taken over the mantel after seven years preaching in Shavington, near Crewe.
Mrs Kirk, 35, has moved her family - husband Andrew and children Joel, 10, and Samuel, eight - to Holmes Chapel, which puts her in the centre of her parishes of Middlewich, Goostrey and Bradshaw Brook, near Allostock.
She said: 'We have settled in and people have been very open and friendly.
'So far I've been finding out what is going on and trying to get to understand the community's needs. I think it's very important that churches are open to their community.'