Bishop Mark Announces Interim Diocesan Secretary

Following the recent announcement that our long-standing Diocesan Secretary, George Colville, will step down at the end of August, Bishop Mark has appointed two individuals to provide interim cover until a new Diocesan Secretary is appointed.

Chris Penn, currently the Director of Education for the Chester Diocesan Board of Finance, will serve as the interim Diocesan Secretary. Additionally, Revd Jenny Bridgman, Bishop’s Adviser for Curate Development and Clergy Transitions, will assume the role of Executive Officer. Both Chris and Jenny will continue their current responsibilities while dedicating three days a week jointly to lead the staff at Church House who in turn will continue to support and assist the parishes.

Their roles will commence in September, with a transition and handover period over the next few weeks. We anticipate that a permanent full-time Diocesan Secretary will not be in place until 2025. Please keep Chris, Jenny, and George in your prayers during this time of transition."




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