New Priest for St Mary’s to start in November

New Priest the Revd Heather Wilcox

Good News on New Priest

St Mary’s recently announced the good news that, subject to appropriate DBS clearance, the Revd Heather Wilcox has been appointed as Priest in Charge of West Bergholt with Great Horkesley,  Langham with Boxted, and Wormingford & Mount Bures with Little Horkesley.

Heather is currently the Team Rector for the Long Stratton and Pilgrim Team Ministry; she is also Rural Dean of the Depwade Deanery in the Diocese of Norwich.  She worked in nursing for 15 years prior to her ordination in 2008.  Married to Geraint she has two grown-up children, Megan and Luke, and a dog, Benji. Heather enjoys spending time with the family, taking walks and being creative.

The church now hopes that Bishop Roger will be able to license Heather to her new responsibilities in November. Based on the role specification, these responsibilities will include:

  • inspiring others though the quality of their preaching and teaching,
  • being a visible presence in the church and wider community,
  • co-ordinating and supporting youth and families work across the six parishes,
  • promoting and fostering lay ministry.