A new appointment

Archdeacon of Carlisle – Cover

At the end of March the Ven Richard Pratt retired from the post of Archdeacon of Carlisle. The Rev Ruth Newton has been appointed as his successor and wiill start in post in August.

This week Bishop Rob has written to all clergy, Rural Deans and Mission Community Leaders explaining that the Ven Penny Driver has agreed to provide interim Archdeaconry cover to support the Deaneries of Carlisle, Brampton, Penrith and Appleby.

Bishop Rob writes: “Penny brings with her huge amounts of senior leadership experience, having served as Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furnesss for five and a half years and Archdeacon in the Diocese of Exeter for five years before that. I am hugely grateful to her for stepping out of retirement to take on this interim role.”

Penny will start on Monday 29 April and will focus on the statutory functions of an Archdeacon, particularly focusing on the pastoral care of the clergy and people of the parishes in the respective Deaneries as well as dealing with safeguarding matters.

Penny is a worshipping member of St Paul’s and has been conducting services for us during the inter-regnum.