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/ 8 January 2024

Katherine Hedderly announced as the next Archdeacon of Charing Cross

The Revd Katherine Hedderly, Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower, has today been announced as the next Archdeacon of Charing Cross.

Katherine succeeds the Rt Revd Adam Atkinson, who was announced as the next Bishop of Bradwell in the Diocese of Chelmsford in June 2023. Bishop Adam was consecrated as a bishop by the Archbishop of Canterbury during a service at Westminster Abbey in September and took up his role in November.

Katherine has been Vicar of All Hallows – the oldest church in the City of London – since 2019, as well as Area Dean to the City, with responsibility for leading the clergy Chapter as well as chairing the Deanery Synod. She was previously Associate Vicar for Ministry at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, where she had been since 2009.

Katherine has a background in the film and television business, was a producer and director of an independent production company and is a graduate of the National Film & Television School and the University of Oxford. She trained at NTMTC London in Contextual Theology and was ordained in 2006, serving her curacy at St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park. She has been a churchwarden at St John’s Notting Hill, and has lived, worked and ministered in London for 30 years.

Katherine will begin her new role after Easter.

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London, said:

“Here in Central London, the Church has benefited from Katherine’s service for the past 15 years. I’m deeply thankful that I am able to call on her to serve the parish clergy, chaplains and churchwardens of the Two Cities Area alongside myself and the Archdeacon of London.”

Revd Katherine Hedderly, who will serve as Archdeacon of Charing Cross, said:

‘It is a great privilege to be appointed as Archdeacon of Charing Cross and I look forward to serving the people, clergy, churches, and deaneries of the Two Cities Area, where I have had the joy of ministering for the past 15 years. I will do all that I can, to come alongside, support, and encourage clergy and church communities, in their life, work and witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ, working with the Bishop, fellow Archdeacon of London, Area and Diocesan teams, as together we seek the flourishing of all who make up this incredible, diverse and vibrant city.’

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