​John Preston starts as Diocesan Secretary

At Diocesan Synod on 20 November, John Preston
will be licensed as our new Diocesan Secretary. In
this role, John will act as the CEO of the Worcester
Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd (WDBF) and will work
closely with the Bishop of Worcester and the Chair
of the WDBF to lead the mission and ministry of the
Diocese in Worcestershire and Dudley as well as
ensure its financial stability. 

Since 2005, John has served as the Church of
England’s National Stewardship and Resources Officer, challenging Christians to
consider how we might be generous with all that God has entrusted us with – our
time, money, homes, talents etc. Prior to that, John’s background was in marketing –
everything from sandwiches to soap-powder. He is a Lay Minister in his local church on
the edge of Telford and also serves on the PCC. John is married to Jane and they have
two grown-up children. 

John said: “I’m excited to be joining the Diocese at this time of opportunity for the
Church of England. It will be a privilege to work with the great team at the diocesan
office and across the Diocese to support and enable parishes in Worcestershire and
Dudley to engage with their communities and continue on their journey to becoming
Kingdom People. It is also an honour to be invited to follow Robert Higham, whose
faithful service and depth of commitment are outstanding.” 

Please pray for John as he takes over as Diocesan Secretary and for all members of the
Diocesan Synod which meets this week. 

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