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Saturday, 21 July 2012

From Army Chaplaincy to Tuscany: The Revd William Lister

On 29 July, the Revd William Lister, takes over as Chaplain of St Mark's Florence with St Peter's Siena, in Italy. Fr William comes to us from a distinguished career in Army chaplaincy, where he held a number of challenging appointments: in the UK, Germany and in operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also been an Assistant Director of Ordinands for the Army and has guided a number of people through their vocational journey to priesthood. 

We welcome Fr William to this diocese. He comes with an exciting vision for ministry in this part of Italy which has been a cultural, artistic, and commercial centre for centuries, and where there are new challenges for the development of the Church's work in Siena and Bologna. 

St Mark's Church itself is decorated under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and is itself an established cultural venue in Florence as well as a centre of excellence in Anglo-Catholic worship. The parish website is here.

St Mark's Florence, High Altar

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