Diocese of Chichester

New Rural Officer appointed

The Bishop of Chichester has appointed the Reverend Canon Gary Cregeen as Rural Officer for East Sussex and Priest-in-Charge of Ashburnham and Penhurst.

On 24 jun 2021

In Diocese of Chichester

By communications

As priest-in-charge, Gary will have principal pastoral responsibility for the worshipping community at St Peter’s Ashburnham, and as Rural Officer, he will serve the rural community within the diocese and beyond, offer a rural voice within the diocese, and resource parishes and senior staff in the diocese on rural issues.

Archdeacon of Hastings, Edward Dowlier said: “This is a really innovative partnership between the Diocese and the Ashburnham Thanksgiving Trust, who are part sponsoring this post. We look forward to welcoming Gary into his new full -time role.

Gary, currently Penrith Mission Area Leader and Penrith Mission Community Leader in the Diocese of Carlisle, said: “I am excited at the possibilities this role could bring to East Sussex and to the Diocese as a whole.”

He will be licensed to his new role on September 15th.

You can read more about Gary’s ministry in the forthcoming Faith in Sussex due out in September.