Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Delighted that Canon Dagmar Winter is to be the new Rector of Hexham Abbey

Religious leaders matter. Whatever the faith there is no doubt that the church, in its many forms, has a pivotal role to play in any society. This extends far beyond religious belief, faith and support. And the Tynedale faithful who go, in particular, to Hexham Abbey have been without a leader since Graham Usher was created the Bishop of Dudley. So the announcement of Dagmar's elevation is very good news. It is also a rare example of the Church promoting someone local from within the local clergy and they should be praised for this. I believe this is the right person in the right job at the right time.