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New Archdeacon of Horsham Announced

New Archdeacon of Horsham Announced


Canon Fiona Windsor, currently Bishop’s Adviser on women’s ministry in the Diocese of Ely, where she is also a parish priest, is to be the next Archdeacon of Horsham.

Archdeacons work with deaneries in the Diocese in tandem with the bishops as well as assisting in the day to day running of church through its boards and committees.

Fiona was ordained in 2000 and appointed Team Vicar of Papworth in 2004 following her curacy in the Guildford Diocese. She was appointed Team Rector in 2008. In 2012 Fiona was appointed Bishop’s Adviser to Women’s Ministry and installed as an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral.

Fiona said today:  "I am hugely excited about joining the Diocese of Chichester. I especially look forward to serving the parishes and deaneries of the archdeaconry of Horsham."

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, said: " I am delighted that Fiona has accepted our invitation and look forward to welcoming her to the Diocese and to working with her as a member of the senior staff team. It is a particular joy that she has immense experience in work with women in ministry across a range of deaneries and parishes - something which I hope she will continue to enjoy here in this Diocese as one of our archdeacons.

Fiona’s Husband, Robin, is a senior manager in local government, and they have two grown up children, Rebecca and Adam and one grandson Noah. In her spare time Fiona enjoys cooking and entertaining, painting, music and the arts.

Canon Fiona succeeds The Venerable Roger Combes who retired this month after serving in the role for 11 years.