Recent Reader Comments 
Resurrection and hope in Rwanda
Julia B (Guest), Mon 17 Mar, 7:49am
Action for Syria's Christians
Andrew Kleissner (Guest), Mon 4 Nov, 5:40pm
Ipswich girls visit Indian street children centre
charles hines (Guest), Wed 21 Aug, 7:57pm
Urgent move for hospitals charity with HQ in Suffolk
di.wright@tiscali.co.uk (Guest), Mon 19 Nov, 7:38pm

View All Forums ...
Network Ipswich > News and Features > Local News > New Archdeacon of Suffolk announced

New Archdeacon of Suffolk announced

JudyHunt155The Revd Canon Dr Judy Hunt is to be the next Archdeacon of Suffolk. Judy comes to the county from her present role as Director of Mission and Ministry in Chester diocese.

 

A former vet, specialising in equine surgery and lecturer at Liverpool's Veterinary School, Judy was one of the first women to be ordained in Chester in 1994. "I was offered a role in an important research project in Newmarket, just as I was considering ordination," says Judy. "I was never able to tell them why I wasn't keen to work in Suffolk then, but I'm very pleased to be coming now."

Judy has spent her entire clergy ministry in Chester diocese. She was Priest in Charge in a two parish benefice which boasts a Grade 1 listed Norman church building, the oldest in the diocese. She has also held the posts of Deanery Adviser for children and young people, Adviser for Women in ministry and the Assistant Director of Ordinands. Judy became Director of Ministry in 2003 and the Mission portfolio was added three years later.

"I passionately believe in the call and the ability of each and every local church to be alive and attractive," says our new Archdeacon designate. "I want to be there to help ordinary parishes and their ministers make the most of who and where they are. Being 'ordinary' in terms of being approachable, being well-rooted and involved in the local community is a significant strength," says Judy.

"Judy is extremely able," says Bishop Nigel. "As a former vet she will have great empathy for the agricultural community. But she also has impressive strategic ability and an eye for detail. I am looking forward to welcoming her to Suffolk in the autumn.

Judy succeeds the Venerable Geoffrey Arrand who retires in August. Judy will be collated and installed as the new Archdeacon of Suffolk (the thirteenth female archdeacon in the Church of England) at services in October.

Articlesshead
Canon Greg in 2011 at Chilton
Tributes pouring in for much loved Revd Webb
Tributes have been pouring in for a much loved priest and rural dean who devoted almost 25 years of his life to serving Suffolk communities before dying peacefully at home surrounded by his family from cancer, aged 60. More ...
Rev Andrew Dotchin landscape
Priest leaves Ipswich parish after 1,750 weddings, christenings and funerals for new role in Felixst
A CLERGYMAN who has served Ipswich for more than a decade, marrying 250 couples, christening 500 people and supporting families through almost 1,000 funerals says he will cherish the deep bonds of friendship made in the town - as he prepares to take up... More ...
Church of England Suffolk
NEWPRIESTSANDSEORCLERGY2014NI
New clergy to serve in towns and villages across St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Worshippers are delighted that 14 new priests and deacons are taking up roles serving communities right across Suffolk. The Petertide ordinations of new priests and deacons are seen by the Church’s thousands of regular worshippers in Suffolk as one of the More ...
Church of England Suffolk
Audit IMGChris Bally Suffolk C
Local Ipswich and Suffolk Audit Results Announced
Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal Audit results are revealed. "Quite Remarkable!" says Chris Bally, Deputy CEO for Suffolk County Council "Encouraging and Staggering" says the new Bishop of St Edmundsbury, Martin Seeley of the local survey results... More ...
Climate event June 17th Banner
Christians called to mass lobby of Parliament on climate change: 17 June 2015
Supporters across Norfolk and Suffolk are coming together for a mass lobby of Parliament on the 17th June organised by the Climate Coalition and supported by Christian Aid and many other organisations. The aim is to ask our newly elected government to... More ...
Faith Audit 006
Faith Audit Results announced
Network Ipswich participated in a UK Faith Audit and Ipswich came TOP of all the UK towns in percentage of responses to the audit. The UK Audit results have been released More ...
BishopMartinatSuffolkShow
The Church of England at the Suffolk Show
More than 2,000 people are expected to visit the Church of England’s marquee at the Suffolk Show where they will have the opportunity to meet the county's new Bishop... More ...
WA-Ordination -small
Canon Seeley Ordained Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. 
CANON Martin Seeley, who will become Suffolk's most senior Church of England clergyman next month (June 20th), on 14th May was ordained as a Bishop during a moving service at Westminster Abbey attended by a congregation of more than 1,600 people. More ...
ShowUp
Christians in Politics..Show Up!
In the week of the UK election Andy Flannagan highlights the Show Up Campaign - a coalition of 40 major church networks and Christian agencies, who are calling on Christians to More ...
Election Question Time2
Ipswich Central Election Question Time
Do you know who to vote for at the forthcoming General Election? Still have questions? Come along and take the opportunity to put them to local cadidates More ...
Home4Gd
Home for Good on BBC Songs of Praise
The work of Home for Good will be featured on TV, at 5pm on BBC 1's Songs of Praise Mother's Day special... More ...
FaithAudit001
Ipswich Top in Faith Audit
Ipswich Tops Nationwide UK Faith Audit as thousands of faith groups completed a nationwide Faith Action Audit in hundreds of cities, towns and villages... More ...
Extravagant Grace in 2015
Strong Story Telling
The Real Easter Egg 2015 Launch
Faith Action Audit Starts
Nationwide Faith Action Audit
Suffolk Bishop’s Christmas Message 
Broke Hall Carols on the Green
Celebrating a journey in love in Suffolk
Eventshead