Dear all. We have received this exciting news about our archdeacon:
“10 Downing Street has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of The Venerable Dr Jane Steen, currently Archdeacon of Southwark, to be the next Bishop of Lynn.
The first female bishop in Norfolk, Dr Steen will also be the first suffragan bishop to be consecrated in Norwich Cathedral in over 100 years, if not ever. This will take place on Wednesday 23 June. Suffragan bishops are usually consecrated in London and York, but this has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Jane Steen has been our Archdeacon for ten years and shepherded us through two vacancies. We will miss her emotional intelligence, good humour and good old fashioned hands on knowledge as she guided our parish between Priests in Charge status to full Vicar incumbency .
Good Luck Jane in your new post, making history as the first Suffragan Bishop to be consecrated outside of London. And may Norwich welcome your fine people skills manifest with your faith in God’s new calling for you.
Thank you and God bless!