Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Claydon and Barham

New Priest Appointed after 13 months of Interregnum. Licensing Date set

25 Apr 2021, 11 a.m.

The following announcement was made by Rev Cathy Austin at the end of the 10am service on 25th Aprilduring which our new bell installation was blessed by Bishop Mike

“The Right Revd Martin Seeley, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, is delighted to announce that The Revd Canon Mark Haworth has been appointed as Interim Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Claydon (comprising the parish of Claydon and Barham, the parish of Great Blakenham and the parish of Henley). Mark is currently House for Duty Priest at Exning St Martin with Landwade. A date for Mark’s Licensing will be confirmed in due course.

The Bishop has asked me to pass on his thanks to the parish representatives and all those involved in the process of Mark’s appointment, and he assures you of his prayers. Please pray for Mark as he prepares for his move and for the people of Mark’s existing parishes of Exning St Martin with Landwade benefice”. 

We look forward to welcoming Mark into our Benefice"

During the following week a further announcement was made that the Licensing of our new Priest-in-Charge will take place on Monday 24th May at 7pm. This licensing will take place on-line using Zoom but this will enable Rev Mark to start work in our Parishes much earlier thn if we had to wait for the restrictions to be lifted enough to have a licensing in Church