Sunday 26 July 2009

New Archdeacon of Harlow

Martin Webster (right) with Bishop John Gladwin and Chris Newlands following tonight's service

Commission For Mission member Revd. Canon Martin Webster was tonight collated and installed as Archdeacon of Harlow in a service held at Chelmsford Cathedral.

Martin has served in the Archdeaconry of Harlow for the last twenty three years, where he was most recently Team Rector of Waltham Abbey Team Ministry and an honorary Canon of the Cathedral.

The choir from Waltham Abbey conducted by their Director of Music, Stephen Bullamore, led the worship. Martin was collated and installed by Bishop John Gladwin in one of his last functions as Bishop of Chelmsford. Bishop David preached using salt and light as images to describe the ministry that he anticipates for Martin in his new role. Bishop David also spoke about the creativity that Martin will bring to the role, highlighting his love of landscape painting.

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