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.