The new Archdeacon of Chichester, The Venerable Luke Irvine-Capel SSC, was welcomed to his new post at a special service at the Cathedral on Thursday 9 May.
Fr. Luke looks forward to his new role and explains how he is “Excited about the challenges that lie ahead”. The new Archdeacon is particularly keen to get to know the clergy and parishes of his archdeaconry as well as establishing working relationships with the churchwardens who serve in parishes across his area.
Fr. Luke began his ministry in the Church of Wales after training for the priesthood at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield. He moved to the London Diocese in 2003 to be Rector of Cranford before taking up the post of Vicar of St Gabriel’s, Pimlico.
In 2013 he was licensed as Rector of Christ Church and St Mary Magdalen and St Peter and St Paul, St Leonards-on-Sea. In 2017 he was also licensed as the interim Priest in Charge of St Clements with All Saints, Hastings, while continuing as Rector of Christ Church, St Leonards.
Fr. Luke explains how he and his wife Ruth are greatly looking forward to “Starting a new life in Chichester as well as his children who have recently started their new schools.”
The announcement of his appointment as Archdeacon was made in January.
The image shows Fr Luke at the service with the Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner.