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Sunday, 1 June 2014

We bid farewell to two members of the Diocesan Bishop's Staff

Sue and Margaret with Canon Meurig behind
Changes are taking place in the Diocesan Bishop's staff.

On 19 May Mrs Sue Walshe began a new position as PA to the Bishop of Horsham. Sue worked in Bishop's Lodge in Worth for 3 years, with particular responsibility for the Bishop's finance and travel.

On 30 June, Mrs Margaret Gibson, who was the Diocesan Bishop's PA for 8 years and secretary to the Bishop's Senior Staff Meeting and Safeguarding Committees will begin a new position as PA to the Bishop of Chichester.

The Diocesan Staff, the Bishop's Chaplain, Canon Meurig Williams, and my own Chaplain Frances Hiller will miss Sue and Margaret, as will many of the clergy and laity of the diocese who have come to know them during these past years. For Margaret and Sue their work in the Diocese was much more than a job, it was also a vocation. We wish them well in their new positions and assure them of our prayers as they settle into the new challenges. Their experience working in a bishop's office in this diocese will serve them well as they support the work of their new bishops.

At the Diocesan Synod which meets in Cologne from 2 - 7 June, Sue and Margaret will be present for a day, so that the Synod can express their appreciation for their years of work.

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