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New Archdeacon Missioner appointed by the Diocese of Lichfield

A new Archdeacon Missioner has been appointed by the Diocese of Lichfield.

The Ven Sue Weller
The Ven Sue Weller

The Venerable Sue Weller – who is currently the Archdeacon of Walsall – will take up her new position from September.

The role will see her provide a link between the missional work of Lichfield Cathedral and the wider diocese.

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, said: “This new, exciting role will be crucial in aligning further the joint mission of the diocese and the cathedral, recognising the enrichment that they bring to each other.

“As well as linking to the cathedral, it will also bring additional strategic thinking to the mission team in our discipleship, vocation and evangelism department.

“Sue is absolutely the right person to take on this new role, with her proven experience and commitment to mission and teaching ministry.

“She has been a highly-valued member of my senior staff team as Archdeacon of Walsall and I look forward to continuing to work with her when she is based in Lichfield.”

After being ordained in 1996, Sue began her ministry as a curate in Caverswall, Weston Coyney and Dilhorne in North Staffordshire, and then served in Wilnecote before serving alongside her husband David who was a chaplain in Brazil from 2005 to 2011.

She returned to serve in Wednesfield, Darlaston and Moxley before becoming Archdeacon of Walsall in 2015.

Sue said: “I will have the pleasure of continuing to serve with the senior staff and diocesan officers as the Archdeacon of Lichfield, and look forward to getting to know the archdeaconry in more depth.

“Working more closely with the cathedral and mission team, as Archdeacon Missioner, to explore how we can grow in mission, will be an exciting opportunity to mutually learn from, share and grow in the Diocesan vision.

“I commit to continue to play my part, in the calling we all have, in growing in, living out and sharing our faith in Christ.”                                                        

Sue will succeed Simon Baker as Archdeacon of Lichfield after he relinquished the role at the end of May to devote his time to parish ministry.

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