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/ 30 April 2013

New Archdeacon of Northolt installed at St Paul’s

The Church of England’s former Olympic and Paralympic Executive co-ordinator, the Ven Duncan Green, has been installed as Archdeacon of Northolt by the Bishop of London at a ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Duncan Green takes up his new role after overseeing the Church of England’s involvement at the London 2012 Games, as part of his work within the Diocese of Chelmsford.

In his new role as Archdeacon, Duncan will assist the Bishop of Willesden, the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, who is responsible for the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon. His installation at St Paul’s was attended by the Bishop of Barking, the Rt Revd David Hawkins, and two previous bishops of Chelmsford.

As well as co-ordinating the work of the Church of England during the Summer Games, Duncan was also seconded to the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games as a faith adviser and head of multi-faith chaplaincy services – a role in which he oversaw the chaplaincy service for 20,000 athletes and officials, 200,000 staff and volunteers together with 26,000 reporters and broadcasters.

Commenting on his new role as Archdeacon of Northolt, the Ven Duncan Green said:

"I am thrilled to be starting my role as Archdeacon of Northolt and to be working in the Willesden area with its exceptionally diverse community. I am delighted to be part of the senior staff team of the London Diocese."

On working with Duncan, the Bishop of Willesden commented:

"It’s great to welcome Duncan to North West London. He brings the gifts and skills we need – and I’m already enjoying working with him to further the Kingdom of God in our amazing City."

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