Rev Nicola Penn-Allison said: "We have many people pass through our doors each week who are not so familiar with the usual forms of worship we offer and we wanted to create a service that would be focused on offering a more relaxed and informal atmosphere - hence the enticing smell of freshly brewed coffee as you enter the church."
The 53-year-old will now serve as assistant curate
in the Bridgend parishes of Coity, Nolton and Brackla.
He has been acting as a non stipendiary assistant curate
in the group benefice of Llanbadarn Fawr and Elerch, and Penrhyncoch and Capel Bangor.
A spokesman for the Diocese of Bath & Wells said: "Mr Hodson resigned his post as Assistant Curate
at St Andrews, Taunton after declaring he had engaged in an adulterous relationship with a woman.
The group is chaired by the Rev Benjamin Carter, assistant curate
at St Mary the Virgin Church, Monkseaton, who said: "This has been in every sense a community effort.
A career in law was scuppered by poor eyesight, and instead he entered the church, cutting his teeth at Drayton Bassett, before moving to Lichfield as assistant curate
at St Chad's, across the Stowe Pool.
But unknown to the Rev Underwood, the tumour continued to expand for four more years, causing headaches, blurred vision and hallucinations while he worked as assistant curate
at Sparkhill's St Bede's Church.
He began his ministry as an assistant curate
from 1950 to 1956 at Lampeter.
PROTEST: The anti-Everton stadium motor cavalcade Pictures: EDDIE BARFORD; RIDER: Assistant curate
the Rev Judy Drummond joins the protest
Whitehead was no scientist--he was an assistant curate
in a local church.
Canon Rowe, who trained at St John's College, Durham, began his career in the priesthood in Coventry in 1955 as assistant curate
at St Luke's Church, Holbrooks.
THE Rev Brett Vallis, currently assistant curate
of St Mary's Church in Monkseaton, has been appointed priest in charge at St George's Church in Fatfield, County Durham.