Associate Priest Venerable Hayward Osborne
Hayward offered 45 years of ordained ministry before retiring in 2018. Coming from Kent, he served in two parishes in the Diocese of Worcester before moving to Birmingham, first as Vicar and then as Archdeacon with oversight of churches, chaplaincies and church schools. He is for a time giving support in ministry to the Ismere parish, and in particular to St Mary & All Saints. He is also serving as Chair of Governors of a local church school, and is working with Wyre Forest Citizens Advice. He and his wife Sandy have five children in the UK and overseas, and so enjoys travel as well as music, theatre, photography - and of course grandchildren. He is keen to see quality and inclusive worship, and to encourage warm Christian outreach to the wider community.