New role for Archdeacon of Norwich in Salisbury
8 December 2021
The Venerable Karen Hutchinson, Archdeacon of Norwich has been appointed to the newly created role of Lay Ministry Development Officer for the Diocese of Salisbury.
Archdeacon Karen was collated and installed as Archdeacon of Norwich, and licensed as Warden of Readers, in Norwich Cathedral in November 2016.
Archdeacon Karen says:
“I have loved my time in Norwich – the city, the Diocese and the many wonderful people I’ve been privileged to work with. But I have come to realise that I need to be geographically closer to family, and I feel very excited at the prospect of a post that allows me to do that while taking forward my passion for enabling the ministry of all God’s people. I will forever have a place in my heart for Norwich and will continue to pray for Bishop Graham and the life of the Diocese.”
The Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich says:
“Karen Hutchinson has been an outstanding Archdeacon of Norwich and Warden of Readers, bringing much wisdom and care to the roles. For over a year she has longed to be nearer her family, including her new granddaughter, and this new role in the Diocese of Salisbury plays to her passions and strengths in enabling and encouraging lay ministry. She goes with much thanks and our prayers for the new opportunities that will lie ahead.”
Jonathan Triffitt, Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Salisbury says:
“I am absolutely thrilled that Karen has been appointed to this new and significant role within the Diocese of Salisbury. Karen’s passion for lay ministry and her longing to see the whole people of God (young and old) joining in God’s mission in the world will be at the forefront of shaping our vision for mission and ministry across Dorset and Wiltshire.”
Our prayers go with Archdeacon Karen and her husband, Richard, as they move to Salisbury in March and as she begins her new ministry.