The Revd Canon Vanessa Herrick, Rector of Wimborne Minster, is moving to take up her new position in Harlow in the Diocese of Chelmsford.
It has just been announced that the rector of Wimborne Minster, the Revd Canon Vanessa Herrick, is to be the next Archdeacon of Harlow in the Diocese of Chelmsford. She succeeds the Venerable Martin Webster who retired in March 2017.
The Right Revd Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, said, “Vanessa will bring huge experience of mission and ministry to her work as Archdeacon of Harlow. She is a creative and inspiring teacher and pastor who will bring blessing and energy to the churches of the Harlow Archdeaconry and to the whole diocese. I am delighted to be welcoming her to the good ship Chelmsford.”
The Revd Canon Vanessa Herrick added, “I will be sad to leave Wimborne – both the town itself and the people I have grown to know and love, but I am excited to be taking up my appointment at this time of change and development in mission and ministry in the Diocese of Chelmsford.
“I particularly look forward to getting to know the people and communities of the Harlow Archdeaconry and to working alongside Bishop Peter and his team in the Barking Area.”
Vanessa Herrick has been rector of Wimborne Minster since 2012 and of the Minster and the Northern Villages since 2015. Before that she served as Director of Ministry and Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Ely. She has also worked in two cathedrals, been a University Chaplain and has taught theology in Cambridge. She is married to David (who is also ordained) and has two sons and two grandchildren.
Vanessa’s last Sunday at Wimborne Minster will be Sunday 30 July and she will be in her new post at Chelmsford Cathedral from Sunday 24 September 2017.
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