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/ 19 May 2021

Archdeacon of Hackney to step down in the summer

The Venerable Liz Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, is to step down from her role later this year, it has been announced today. Liz will retain permission to officiate in the Diocese, and intends to focus on other interests, including work with a charity in the wake of the pandemic.

The Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally, said:

“Liz will be sorely missed, especially in the Stepney Area, but also as a member of our Senior Team. We have been enormously blessed with her great gifts, and we appreciate all that she has given to this Diocese. She leaves with our gratitude, prayers, and best wishes for the future.”

The Venerable Liz Adekunle said:

“I will miss the people, and the parishes, and pray for the work of the Diocese. I am looking forward to the future.”

Originally from the Stepney Area, Liz was previously a curate and priest-in-charge at St Luke’s Hackney, during which time she served as Chaplain to Homerton Hospital. She became Chaplain of St John’s College, Cambridge in 2011, before returning to the Diocese of London as Archdeacon in 2016. In 2017, Liz was appointed as Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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