On 1 January, the Reverend Brian Davies, formerly Priest-in-Charge of the Anglican Church of All Saints in the Vendée, took up a new position as Assistant Chaplain of the Anglican Church of the Aquitaine.
Fr Brian pioneered Anglican work in the Vendée beginning back in 2001 while he was still a reader. Following his ordination, he worked to build a fledgling outreach work into what is now a three point parish with 85 on the electoral roll and a wider "membership" of close to 200.
Last year Brian and his wife Pam considered that the time had come after 9 years to pass leadership of the Vendée to someone to carry things forward to the next stage in its development. By happy coincidence a position for an assistant priest became available in the Aquitaine, and the chaplain, the Revd Paul Vrolijk, invited Brian to consider the post. We wish Fr Brian every blessing as he joins the Aquitaine team.
The website of the Aquitaine is here. The website of All Saints, Vendée, is here.