The following Statement is from the Venerable Ian Chandler, Archdeacon of Plymouth:
“The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Robert Harris as Team Rector (designate) to the new Plympton Team Ministry, subject to the satisfactory completion of the usual procedures.
Robert is currently Priest in Charge of Ilfracombe’s Holy Trinity and St. Peters also Churches in Lee, Woolacombe, Bittadon and Mortehoe.
It is hoped he will be Licensed in St. Mary’s on Wednesday the 9th of March”.
We, the Churchwardens, would like to add that the Revd Roger Beck would be licensed in St Maurice Church as Team Vicar (designate) on Wednesday the 17th of February to work 0.5 in St. Maurice and 0.5 at St. Mary’s Church.
After careful consideration by those in the Diocese responsible for his formation and training it has been decided that Murray Aldridge-Collins, who is currently Robert’s curate in Ilfracombe, will move to Plympton and continue his training in the proposed Plympton team ministry.
Murray was ordained Deacon in September 2015. It is anticipated that he will be ordained Priest in September of this year.