New Bishop’s Enabler of Mission



I am delighted to announce the appointment of our first Bishop’s Enabler of Mission. The Revd Annie Naish will begin work in late September and we plan to commission her formally at our autumn Synod on 3rd November.

Annie has been Missioner to the Lee Abbey Movement since 2011. She was ordained in Norwich Diocese and following her curacy there she served as Ecumenical Mission Enabler in Bath & Wells. She has a range of interests including, I believe, scuba diving!

As you know, the appointment of a Mission Enabler is a key part of our mission strategy for the diocese and a vital support to me as a leader in mission. Annie brings both relevant experience and personal gifts to this exciting task. She will work with congregations and equip others to do so as we respond to the call to share God’s mission in the places we serve. I am very much looking forward to welcoming Annie back to the city of her birth and working with her in the service of Christ.

+ John