The Bishop of Newcastle, together with Lord Joicey and Durham Cathedral Chapter as patrons, is delighted to announce that the Rev’d Charlotte Osborn, previously Assistant Curate in the Oakham Team Ministry in Peterborough Diocese, is to be Priest in Charge of Ford and Etal, and Lowick with Kyloe, and Ancroft. Charlotte will be licensed by Bishop Christine in the New Year on a date to be announced as soon as possible.
Charlotte says, ‘I am very much looking forward to returning to the north east, and to exploring with you the challenge and adventure of being a church in these very different times in which we find ourselves. I thank you for your prayers and assure you of mine as together we prepare for this new phase of ministry’.
Bishop Christine adds: ‘Please keep Charlotte, her husband Leo and all the parishes in your prayers as she prepares for this new ministry.’
The parishes of Lowick, Ford & Etal and Ancroft have been without a minister in charge for two years, since the Rev’d Victor Dickinson retired.