I am delighted to announce that Revd Richard Walker will be taking up a new post of Bishop’s Adviser for Diocesan Discernment of Ordained Ministry, and Residentiary Canon Diocesan here at Chester Cathedral in the new year.
As part of the Diocesan Ministry Team, Richard will be working with those people exploring a call to ordained ministry, as well as working with the rest of the team on encouraging the calling of all God’s people into a wide variety of service and ministry.
Bishop Sam, who chairs the Committee for Ministry in the diocese, says “I am very much looking forward to Richard joining us in the crucial tasks of encouraging and resourcing discernment for ordained ministry across the diocese. Richard will bring both experience and passion to the role, and will join us at a significant time as we build and develop the Ministry team.”
Richard’s appointment demonstrates a growing partnership between the Cathedral and Diocese. Chester Cathedral will offer Richard a community to which he can belong and with which he will pray and worship. As a Residentiary Canon, he will share in all of the Cathedral’s leadership and ministry. We particularly look forward to his contribution here as someone who will enable the whole people of God to grow in their Christian discipleship.
The Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford
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