On Thursday 14th September at 7pm, Christ Church hosted a licensing service to welcome the Rev Canon Ann Clarke, our new (and first!) House for Duty Associate Priest, to our parish.
Ann was previously the stipendiary Priest in Charge at Holy Cross Church, North Bersted, Bognor Regis and an Honorary Canon of Chichester Cathedral.
Ann worked as a secondary school teacher for over thirty years and was the Deputy Head of three schools in East London and Southend before her ordination. She served her title in St. Gabriel’s in Aldersbrook and was one of the first women to celebrate the Eucharist in the parish of Wanstead.
Before taking up her ministry in Bognor Regis, Ann was a priest in secular employment for five years and the Team Rector of Becontree South in Dagenham for eight years.
We look forward to introducing Ann to the parish.