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New Chaplain for the Bishop of Southwark

It has been announced that the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, has appointed the Revd Joshua Rey, Curate of St Leonard, Streatham, to be his Chaplain.  He will take up his post on Sunday 1 May.

Joshua Rey has degrees in PPE, Theology, and Christian Doctrine from Oxford. He was ordained Deacon in 2012 and Priest in 2013. He also brings to his new role experience gained through a varied pre-ordination career in banking, aid work and the Civil Service.
Commenting on his appointment Joshua Rey said, ‘I am very much looking forward to praying with and working for Bishop Christopher as he discharges the many and various responsibilities that fall to him; my prayer is that I will be a support to him in realising his thoughtful and exciting vision of God’s purposes for the Diocese.’

Bishop Christopher said, ‘I am delighted that Joshua Rey has accepted my offer to become my new Chaplain. He brings to this role a wide experience of life and Christian service.  His prayerful, thoughtful and purposeful manner will equip him to offer timely and informed support in all aspects of my ministry as Bishop and to the Diocese as a whole.’

Short biography

1985 – 1988:    Balliol College, Oxford, BA Hons PPE
                         First VIII oarsman; mountaineering, incl. first ascent, Rugendwara (14,000ft)                                              
1988 – 1995:     J.P. Morgan, London/New York, Vice President
1995 – 1996:     Sumitomo Finance International, Associate Director
1997 – 1998:     Medair, Kabul/various rural locations, Afghanistan, Shelter Co-ordinator
1999 – 2000:    Medair, Elbasan/Tiranë, Albania, Refugee Camp Director/Acting Regional Director Balkans
2000 – 2005:    Self-employed consultant and writer, Cambridgeshire and overseas
2000 – 2010:    Medair UK, Board Member/Chair of charity supporting the work of Medair Internationally
2004 – 2009:    Medair, Lausanne, Switzerland, Board Member/Hon. Treasurer
2005 – 2008:    National Employment Panel, Director of the London Employer Coalition/Director of Employer Strategy
2005 - 2009:    Licensed Lay Reader
2007 – 2008:    UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Director of Strategy and Performance
2007 – 2009:    Member of the London Child Poverty Commission
2008 – 2009:    Working Ventures UK, Director of Employer Strategy
2009 – 2012     Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford
                         BA Hons, Theology
                         MSt in Christian Doctrine
                         Common Room President 2011-12
2012 -              Curate, St Leonard’s Church, Streatham, London

Various articles, conference papers and other publications.

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