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/ 16 January 2022

New Archdeacon of Hackney appointed

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has appointed Peter Farley-Moore as the Archdeacon of Hackney, a post which serves churches and communities across Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets.

Peter is currently Canon Missioner of Wakefield Cathedral in the Diocese of Leeds, where he has supported the Cathedral’s work in the local community during the pandemic. Previously, Peter was Area Dean of Deptford and has served the church in Blackheath, Hong Kong and Tanzania. In Deptford he was a founding member of Lewisham Interfaith Forum and chair of Lewisham Churches Asylum Seeker project.

Peter will formally take up the position of Archdeacon of Hackney in April. He succeeds the  Venerable Liz Adekunle, who announced her intention to step down from the role in May last year.

Revd Canon Peter Farley-Moore, who will serve as Archdeacon of Hackney, said:

 “I first encountered the love of Christ in London as a teenager and It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to serve as Archdeacon of Hackney in the city that nurtured and shaped me. I love the diversity and energy of Stepney Area and can’t wait to get to know the people and parishes of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets.

“These challenging times of pandemic have provided a unique moment of opportunity and disruption for the church. I look forward to working collaboratively to help clergy and congregations both name reality and articulate hope as we take hold of the mission opportunities together.”

 Rt Revd Joanne Grenfell, Bishop of Stepney, said:

 “Peter’s experience as a parish priest, area dean, and canon missioner, combined with a love of London and of urban ministry, made him the ideal candidate to be the next Archdeacon of Hackney. I am looking forward to him joining the Stepney team and working with us on our ambitions and priorities as part of our 2030 Vision.”

Peter is married to Andrea, who works for a charity, and they have two adult sons and a lively springer-collie dog.

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