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New Archdeacon of Brighton and Lewes announced

New Archdeacon of Brighton and Lewes announced

Revd Martin Lloyd Williams has been appointed to the post of Archdeacon of Brighton and Lewes, a new role agreed when a fourth archdeaconry for the diocese of Chichester was created this year.

Martin was ordained priest in 1994. He has been Rector of St Michael's Without in the city centre of Bath for the last 17 years, and for the last four years he’s been Rural Dean of Bath. He said today: “I am delighted to be joining the Diocese of Chichester at this exciting time. I am really looking forward to getting to know the people of Sussex and serving the Churches in the archdeaconry of Brighton and Lewes.”

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, said: “I am delighted that Martin has accepted our invitation and look forward to welcoming him to the Diocese and to working with him as a member of the senior staff team.

“Martin brings wide experience of parish ministry, working in a city where all traditions of church flourish, and this will be a huge asset in this important new role. I hope everyone will join me in welcoming Martin to the diocese at a time when we are at an advanced stage in developing our vision and growth strategy for 2015 and beyond.”

Revd Martin Lloyd Williams is married to Jackie and they have three grown up children. He will be moving to the Diocese of Chichester from the city of Bath, and will take up his post in the New year.

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.