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Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Revd John Payne to Milan

On 7 May at 4 pm, the Archdeacon of Italy and Malta, the Venerable Jonathan Boardman will license the Revd John Payne (left) to be the priest-in-charge of All Saints, Milan, with the Church of the Holy Ghost, Genoa and the Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia.

All Saints is a vibrant and welcoming congregation drawing in people of many nationalities who find themselves in one of Europe’s most enterprising and innovative cities, and the second city in Italy, after Rome, in population.

Although a bustling, forward-looking centre, Milan has, of course, ancient Christian roots. One of its first bishops was St Ambrose considered to be one of the 4 doctors (teachers) of the Western Church. He had a profound influence on St Augustine who was converted to Christianity in Milan in 386.

Fr Payne comes to the diocese in Europe from Thirsk in the diocese of York where he was Chaplain of Queen Mary's School. We welcome him to our diocesan family!

The website of All Saints Milan is here.

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