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Archbishop of York appoints Domestic Chaplain

The Revd Richard Carew

Sunday 2nd May 2010

The Revd Richard Carew, currently curate at Beverley Minster, has been appointed Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York.

He will begin his new ministry at Bishopthorpe at the end of June. The Domestic Chaplain supports the Archbishop in all aspects of his ministry within the Archdiocese of York.

Richard grew up in Zimbabwe with both parents active Christians. He went to York University to study history and has been in the Diocese ever since, with St Michael le Belfrey being his home church for 13 years. On leaving university he went into teaching, before following a call to ordination. He has served a curacy at Beverley Minster.

Richard says:

"Despite of all the challenges currently facing the Church of England, I am excited by the possibilities that seem to be bubbling up in this Diocese and across the nation, if only we will take a chance and see where God is leading us. I long to see a Church that takes ourselves a little less seriously and our faith a little more seriously, and so I am very much looking forward to working for the Archbishop as he leads us in the next part of our journey of faith. These could be very exciting times for all of us."
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, welcomed Richard's appointment, saying, "It will be good to have Richard on the Bishopthorpe team. He comes with wide experience, and as Captain of the Diocesan cricket team, amongst other things, he brings a good deal of local knowledge as well as a lively faith, combined with a sense of humour, to what can be quite a demanding role. Please pray for Richard as he joins us at Bishopthorpe."

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