The Church of England Diocese of Gibraltar has recently announced that the next Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar, where our Metropolis’ Orthodox Mission of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barbabas has had the privilege to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on various occasions, is to be The Reverend Canon Ian Tarrant, currently Rector of St Mary’s, Woodford, in the Diocese of Chelmsford.
Canon Ian was born and grew up in Essex. After studying physics at the University of Cambridge, he worked in Holland and Kenya. He trained for ordination at St John’s College Nottingham and was ordained in the Diocese of London, where he served his curacy in Ealing. He subsequently served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, before being appointed Senior Anglican Chaplain at the University of Nottingham, coordinating an ecumenical team of chaplains. He moved to his current post in 2009, where the parish has become a stronger community, more engaged in mission, under his leadership. He has encouraged collaborative approaches to mission and ministry, as well as enabling the church to be a key player in the wider life of the community. He is also the author of several books, as well as co-editor of Reimagining Worship: Renewing worship in a changing church (SCM/Canterbury Press 2017).
As he prepares to move to the Deanery in Gibraltar, Canon Ian said:
“I look forward to serving the people of Gibraltar and the Diocese in Europe. I would appreciate your prayers for God’s guidance and strength as I face new challenges for his kingdom.”
Canon Ian Tarrant will be installed as Dean of Gibraltar on 2nd April 2020.
Many years! Εις πολλά έτη!
Source (adapted): Diocese in Europe