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Rev Chris to implement churches' 'people vision'
3:20pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
REV Chris Worsley has been appointed as the Kingdom People Development Officer for the Diocese of Worcester.
The main purpose of the new part-time, two-year post will be to establish and train a support network for parishes across Worcestershire and Dudley as they seek to implement the Kingdom People vision for the churches, which has been outlined by the Bishop of Worcester, Rt Rev John Inge.
Mrs Worsley has moved to Worcestershire from the Diocese of Ely with her husband, Rev Richard Worsley, who is Rector of Elmley Castle, Bricklehampton and the Combertons.
In Ely, Mrs Worsley was Ministry Officer with particular responsibility for the development of lay ministers. She has also worked in parish ministry and been a hospice chaplain and was made a Canon of Ely Cathedral.
She said: “Much of my previous role was about working alongside parishes and I really enjoy working with churches to develop a vision of how they can best serve God in their communities.’’ Bishop John said: “This appointment is a crucial one in enabling our Kingdom People vision to become a reality.
“Chris will help the people of our churches become beacons of God's Kingdom values of love, compassion, freedom and justice in their communities. These are the values of God's kingdom and it is our happy task to do all we can to make them prevail.
“Chris's great gifts and very relevant experience make her the perfect person for this role.”
Mrs Worsley will be licensed to her new role at a service for authorised lay ministers in Worcester Cathedral on Sunday.
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