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new Archdeacon of West Cumberland

The Bishop of Carlisle has appointed the Revd Canon Dr Richard Pratt, currently Priest in Charge of Carlisle St Cuthbert with St Mary in the diocese of Carlisle, as Archdeacon of West Cumberland.

Richard's last Sunday at St Cuthbert's will be 4th January, and he will be licensed to his responsibilities as Archdeacon on Tues 20th January 2009 at 7.30pm at Str John's Hensingham. He will continue as Communications Officer until a new Communications Officer is appointed.

The Bishop of Carlisle said, "I am very pleased that Richard will continue his service of the Diocese in this new role. His experience and knowledge of the Diocese will be important at this time of change, his pastoral skills and hopefulness will be appreciated in West Cumbria, and his energy and vision will support parishes as they work for growth."