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Mike Power welcomed as the new Archdeacon of Southend

29th Jun 2022

Mike Power was collated and installed as the new Archdeacon of Southend at a service held at Chelmsford Cathedral on Sunday (26 June). 

Mike was appointed to the role last month and has held the responsibilities of Archdeacon of Southend since his predecessor, the Venerable Mike Lodge retired from full time ministry last year. 

Speaking at the time of his appointment, Mike Power said 

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to be able to serve the parishes and worshipping communities of the Southend Archdeaconry in this role. These have been challenging times for our churches and those who we serve. But as I have got to know and ministered alongside church leaders and their congregations in recent months, I’ve seen the incredible work they do in service to God and to their local communities. It is with a great sense of hope, that I look forward to supporting and serving them as their Archdeacon”

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The Revd Canon Mike Power appointed as the new Archdeacon of Southend