Evensong and Installation of the new Archdeacon of Cornwall

In this special Evensong service, the Bishop will collate, and the Dean, on behalf of the Chapter, will install the Venerable Paul Bryer as Archdeacon of Cornwall. Paul has been Archdeacon of Dorking since 2014. After serving a curacy at St Stephen’s Tonbridge in the Diocese of Rochester, Paul moved to the Diocese of Guildford in 1994 to became vicar at St Mary’s Camberley. In 2001 Paul took up the post of Vicar of St Paul’s Dorking, also in Guildford diocese, where he also went on to serve as Rural Dean of Dorking. Since 2015 Paul has represented the diocese on General Synod.

As a former teacher and head of religious studies, Paul has had a lifelong passion for education. In addition to this, he has explored new ways of being church - particularly relating to discipleship, small groups and fresh expressions. As archdeacon he has helped steer the Diocese of Guildford in a strategic and missional direction, focussing on resourcing and releasing parishes and deaneries for mission and ministry and encouraging initiatives for the health and wellbeing of clergy.

After the service, all are welcome to stay for refreshments which will be served in the cathedral, and to greet the new Archdeacon, following the taking of the official photograph at the High Altar.

All welcome.