Welcome for our two new archdeacons

On Sunday, the diocese will welcome two new Archdeacons when the Revd Canon Beverley Mason and the Revd Dr Canon Andrew Jolley are installed at Ripon Cathedral.

Beverely Mason is to become the new Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven.  She was formerly vicar of All Saints in Bingley and before that was vicar of St John's, Upper Norwood in South London where she was also Area Dean.

A former stockbroker, she came to faith while travelling in Africa and studied for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol.  Bishop Nick says, "Beverley brings wide experience of both the church and wider world, and, from a firm base in anglo-catholicism, brings both passion for the good news of Jesus Christ and commitment to the growth of the church. She will bring important perspectives to the strategic direction of the diocese as well as pastoral encouragement to the parishes and people in her archdeaconry.” More here.

Andrew Jolley will be the Archdeacon of Bradford. He used to work for Ford as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, then trained for ordination at St John’s Nottingham and served his curacy in Sparkhill, Birmingham. In September 2002 he was made vicar of Aston Parish Church.  His doctoral work focused on the relationship between faith and work. 

The Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Revd David Urquhart, said, “West Yorkshire & the Dales is very fortunate to be getting a priest of such calibre and depth to serve on their senior team. Andy’s heart for mission, strategic thinking and spirit-filled energy will be much missed here in Birmingham." More here.

The installation service will take place at 3.30 pm on 17 January and  all are welcome.

For further information please contact Judith Bustard on 01765 603462

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