Sunday, June 25, 2006

New Vicar Appointed

The Good News!

We are delighted to announce that Jane Close has been appointed to become our new non-stipendiary Parish Priest. She will be responsible for the four Parishes of Leamington Hastings, Grandborough, Willoughby and Flecknoe.

Jane will be licensed by Bishop John on 21st September and will live in Willoughby Vicarage. She comes to us from Fillongly and Corley Parish in Coventry where she is Assistant Curate and is 57 years old. She is married to Brian who is a deputy headmaster and they have three sons, Simon (32), Nicholas (30) and Alexander (25).

She was ordained Priest in Coventry in 2004. Before this she worked for six years in a Residential Drug Rehabilitation Home becoming acting deputy manager and was engaged with prison interviewing, drug counselling and providing volunteers with support and training.

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