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New Lead for Curate Training and Development appointed

4 weeks ago

The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, has appointed the Revd Jeremy Clark-King, Priest-in-Charge of St John the Evangelist, St Francisco, USA to be the new IME2 Lead for Curate Training and Development. He will take up his appointment on Tuesday 1 December 2020. This new post has been developed to give a specific focus on the ministerial development and training of curates within the Diocese, offering them pastoral care and support as they prepare for their future ministry.

Commenting on his appointment Jeremy Clark-King said, ‘I am very excited to engage in this role of supporting the ongoing formation of the remarkable women and men called to ordained ministry and serving as curates in the Diocese. I want those in this phase of IME to enjoy their curacy and flourish in these challenging times. I am looking forward to being part of a team of talented colleagues and getting to know the curates and parishes as I return to my roots in South London’.

 Bishop Christopher said, ‘I am delighted to have appointed Jeremy Clark-King to this exciting important post. With his very varied ministry Jeremy will bring a wealth of experience as he works alongside our curates in their ongoing formation and training.  Our priority is to help equip our curates for confident, effective and joyful ministry in God’s church’.


Brief Biography the Revd Jeremy Norman Clark-King:

1985 - 1998          Kings College, London BD, Associate of Kings College 

1988 - 1990          Ordination Training at Ripon College Cuddesdon

1990                    Ordained Deacon

1990 - 1993          Curate, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, St Helen w Cole Orton, Diocese of Leicester

1991                    Ordained Priest

1993 - 1996                     Curate, Ledbury, St Michael and All Angels and St Katherine's Chapel w Eastnor, Diocese of Hereford

1996 – 1999         Chaplain to the University of Cambridge, Chaplain, Praelector and Bye Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge and Assistant Priest, St Mary the Great w St Michael, Diocese of Ely

1997 - 1999          Heythrop College, London, MA 

2000 – 2005         Vicar, Byker (St Anthony), Diocese of Newcastle

2005 – 2011         Rector, St Martin, North Vancouver, Diocese of New Westminster, Canada

2011 – 2012         Interim Rector, St Christopher, West Vancouver, Diocese of New Westminster, Canada

2012 – 2016         Rector, Kerrisdale, Vancouver, Diocese of New Westminster, Canada

2018 - 2020                     Priest-in-Charge (p/t), St John, San Francisco, Diocese of California, USA and Consultant in Congregational Development.