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The Revd Andrew Tawn, Rector of St Peter's, Addingham has been appointed as Director of Clergy Development in Ripon and Leeds.
Andrew says, "It will be a great wrench leaving Addingham and Bradford diocese after over 14 years. I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to live than Addingham or a more supportive and caring congregation than St Peter’s. When I arrived I was the only minister here; now we have a team of four priests, two Readers and an ordinand so I leave the church in good hands. For nearly all my time here I have held a dual role, first of all as Warden of Readers, then looking after CME for curates for the last seven years – it's been wonderful to see all their ministries flourish and mature.
"My new post will build on my work with the curates and will provide a new challenge in its broader scope, including the important role as pastor to the pastors. If the plans for the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and Dales go ahead, I look forward to working more closely with a team of trainers across the whole new diocese and rejoining in the same diocese all the many friends I have made here".
Before ordination Andrew taught English and Music at a comprehensive school in Crawley, and before moving to Bradford he was a Team Vicar of Berinsfield and Drayton St Leonard in Oxford diocese, and assistant tutor for Ripon College Cuddesdon. He is married to Helen and they have two teenage daughters, Rosemary and Lucy. Andrew's last Sunday at Addingham will be 28 October.