New Vicar Appointed

Revd Matthew Rowland

It is announced today that the Reverend Matthew Rowland has been appointed Priest-in-Charge and Rector-designate of the parishes of Modbury, Bigbury, Ringmore, Kingston, and Aveton Gifford in the Diocese of Exeter.

Matthew is presently assistant curate in the parish of St Leonard, Exeter. Before and after his ordination in 2014, he was a secondary school teacher and later Student Minister at Christ Church, Clifton in Bristol.

Matthew is married to Louise, a nurse. They have two young daughters, Emily and Isabel, and are looking forward to the birth of their third child in late November.

Matthew will complete his curacy at St Leonard’s during the autumn and the family will move to Modbury early in the New Year.  Subject to the completion of all legal formalities, the Bishop of Plymouth will license Matthew on the evening of Wednesday 17th January at a service in one of the churches of the Modbury mission community, at which all will be welcome.

Please pray for Matt, Louise, and their children as they prepare for this new chapter in their life as a family and in Matt’s ministry as a priest.

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