We look forward to welcoming Rev. Paul Deakin who will be taking services at St. Francis-in-the-Wood on Sundays, July 14, 21 and 28. Ordained in 2014, Paul has been Vicar of St. Cross, Knutsford in the Diocese of Chester in the Church of England since 2016.
Paul spent a month at St. Francis-in-the-Wood in the summer of 2012 on a parish placement as part of his theological and ministerial training at the College of the Resurrection in Yorkshire, England. As well as spending time in the parish, Paul was able to explore some of our wonderful Province including a hike up the Stawamus Chief in Squamish (see the picture of Paul at the top - taken by our Rector, Angus).
Paul is married to Angela, whom we also look forward to welcoming, and they have four grown up sons.
You can find out more about Paul's parish of St. Cross, Knutsford at the website: http://www.stcrossknutsford.org.uk/