The Revd Hazel Charlton, Vicar of St Peter in Lapal became Dean of Women’s Ministry for the Diocese of Worcester in March 2018. She is an official advocate for women priests both locally and nationally whether they are in full-time stipendiary ministry or are self-supporting, learning about and representing their needs as well as facilitating networking and support. She will dedicate two days a month to the role.
As Dean of Women’s Ministry, Hazel will represent and understand the needs of ordained women across the Diocese, becoming an official advocate for women priests both locally and nationally. She said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Bishop John has invited me to take on this role. I’ve found it incredibly useful to have someone in the Diocese who understands the particular issues of being a female priest and I’m looking forward to being alongside my clergy colleagues, journeying with them and supporting them through times of difficulty and joy.”
Hazel will be organising events for the groups that they represent, giving them a chance to come together to share any issues and socialise together.
We have a Women in Ministry Facebook group. It is for you to network, share views, ask questions which some of us may be able to answer via Facebook. It is a closed group so by invitation only and not open to the public. Please contact Hazel if you would like to be a part of this.