Announcements


The Revd Frances (Fran) Grasham

We are pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Frances Grasham, Clergy with Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Durham, as Resident Chaplain of Launde Abbey, subject to the normal Church of England legal and administrative procedures. Fran will be joining the Abbey’s permanent praying community and will be a part time member of the ministry team.


The Revd Manuela Schmucki

With grateful thanks for her ministry and prayers of blessing for the future, together with the Lord Chancellor, we announce that The Revd Manuela Schmucki, Curate at Leicester Cathedral and St Nicholas Church, has been appointed as the new Rector of St Margaret’s, Lee, in the Diocese of Southwark.


The Revd Pauline Cummins

With grateful thanks for her ministry and prayers of blessing for the future, we announce that The Revd Pauline Cummins, Associate Priest (SSM) in the Benefice of Broughton Astley and Croft with Stoney Stanton, has been appointed as Rector of the Waltham Group in the Diocese of Lincoln.


The Revd Rob Miles

With grateful thanks for his ministry and prayers of blessing for the future, we announce that The Revd Rob Miles, Team Rector in The Cornerstone Team Benefice, has been appointed as Patronage Development Officer for CPAS.


Jo de Graaf

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jo de Graaf, Associate Minister in the Parish of Old Dalby, also as Lay Chair of Framland Deanery. Jo will be welcomed into her new role during Deanery Synod on Wednesday 12 June 2024.


Lay Ministers Licences

We are pleased to announce that the following lay ministers have renewed their licences...


Lay Ministers Stepping Down

With grateful thanks for their ministry and prayers of blessing for the future, we announce that the following lay ministers, for a variety of reasons, have stepped down from their ministry...


The Revds Philip & Victoria Bryson

The Revd Victoria Bryson will be resigning from her role of Team Vicar and has been appointed Assistant Curate (SSM) in the Benefice of Market Harborough and The Transfiguration - Little Bowden with Lubenham and Great Bowden. The Revd Philip Bryson will be resigning as Assistant Curate and has been appointed as Team Vicar in the same Benefice.


Mr David Spencer

With grateful thanks for his ministry and prayers of blessing for the future, we announce that Mr David Spencer’s role as Anglican Chaplain at HMP Fosse Way has come to an end. With grateful thanks for his ministry and prayers of blessing for the future, we announce that Mr David Spencer’s role as Anglican Chaplain at HMP Fosse Way has come to an end.


The Revd Andrew Micklethwaite and The Revd Canon Barry Naylor

The Revd Andrew Micklethwaite has been appointed Chaplain of Wyggestons and Trinity Almshouse Charity, and Associate Priest of Holy Apostles Leicester. The Revd Canon Barry Naylor will be resigning as Chaplain of Trinity Hospital.

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