New Archdeacon of Croydon in the Diocese of Southwark
9 months ago
The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, has appointed the Revd Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett as the next Archdeacon of Croydon. She will take up her new role in the spring. Rosemarie Mallett is currently Vicar of St John, Angell Town and Director of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation department (JPIC) in the Diocese of Southwark.
Rosemarie trained for the ministry at South Eastern Institute for Theological Education (SEITE), (now known as St Augustine’s College) and was ordained in 2004. She served her curacy at Christ Church, Brixton in the Diocese of Southwark and became Priest-in-Charge of St John, Angell Town in 2007, becoming Vicar in 2013; the same year in which she also became an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral. Rosemarie has been a member of the General Synod of the Church of England since 2010. Prior to ordination, Rosemarie obtained a PhD in Sociology and worked as a senior researcher and honorary lecturer and in the field of BAME Mental Health.
Speaking of her appointment, Canon Rosemarie Mallett comments, ‘I am humbled and excited at taking up this new role and very much look forward to this next stage of my ministry in the Diocese. I am looking forward to getting to know Croydon and better understand the context of ministry in a mix of peri-urban and town centre parishes. I hope to be able to fully utilise my experiences of parish ministry and senior leadership to support our parishes and people, and work to further the Diocesan vision of generosity, inclusion and mutual commitment as we journey and grow together in the love of Christ’.
The Bishop of Southwark comments, ‘I am delighted that Canon Rosemarie Mallett will be joining a very effective team of Archdeacons and will bring exceptional gifts and experience to the parishes and people of the Croydon Archdeaconry. Rosemarie’s work and commitment to the community in Angell Town has been transformational, particularly as a role model to young BAME people in Brixton. As the first Director of JPIC for the Diocese, her work on community cohesion and combating youth violence is making a difference to the lives of many.’
The Bishop of Croydon, The Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, comments, ‘We very much look forward to Rosemarie becoming part of the Croydon team and bringing her many gifts and skills to the work of the Archdeaconry. Croydon is a place full of challenge and opportunity, diverse and undergoing significant change. All of us in the Area, and especially in the Archdeaconry, look forward to working together with her in shared mission and ministry as we embody the Southwark Vision - walking, welcoming and growing together as disciples of Jesus.’
Notes for Editors:
The New Archdeacon, The Revd Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett will attend the All Saints Day Eucharist at Croydon Minster at 8.30am on Friday 1 November with the Bishop of Croydon, the Area Deans and Lay Chairs of the Archdeaconry and other Croydon Area staff members. The service will be followed by an opportunity for her to meet with the Area Deans and Lay Chairs of the Archdeaconry.
Short Biography: Rosemarie Mallett
1977 - 1981 Sussex University, BA (Hons) History and French
1991 – 1994 Warwick University, PhD Sociology
2001 – 2004 South Eastern Institute for Theological Education (SEITE) Certificate in Christian Theology and Diploma in Christian Theology and Ministry
2004 Ordained Deacon
2004 – 2007 Curate, Brixton, Christ Church, Diocese of Southwark
2005 Ordained Priest
2005 – Present Southwark Diocesan Synod member and clergy chair (2016 till present)
2006 – 2018 Convenor, Kingston Area Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns Committee (KMEACC)
2007 - 2013 Priest-in-Charge, Angell Town, St John, Diocese of Southwark
2007 – 2019 Former Chair, Board of Governors, St John’s Primary School, Brixton, London
2007 – Present Member, Lambeth Council Community Leadership Network
2008 – 2013 Member, Diocesan Liturgical Committee
2010 – Present Proctor, General Synod
2011 – 2015 Member, Liturgical Commission (Archbishop’s Council Representative)
2012 – 2014 Member, Archbishop’s Council, Women in the Episcopate Committee
2012 – 2015 Trustee, Inclusive Church ensuring that inclusive also means diversity in all shades
2012 – 2017 Former chair, St Martins in the Field Girls C of E High School for Girls School, Tulse Hill, London
2012 - Present Member, Archbishop’s Council, Turning Up The Volume (TUTV) Committee
2012 – Present Chair at North Brixton Big Local Group
2012 – Present Affirming Catholicism, Former Chair of the Board, pioneered the recent web and rebranding
2013 - Present Vicar, Angell Town, St John, Diocese of Southwark
2013 - Present Trustee, Together Southwark
2015 Honorary Canon, Southwark Cathedral
2016 – Present Member, Mission and Public Affairs Committee, the Archbishop’s Council, Church of England
2016 – Present Equalities Commissioner at Lambeth Council
2017 – Present Member, Pastoral Advisory Group, House of Bishops, Church of England
2018 – Present Member, Implementation and Dialogue Group, Archbishop’s Council.