The Reverend Andrew Down has been appointed Rector of the Beacon Parishes: Ipplepen with Torbryan, Denbury, Broadhempston and Woodland in the Diocese of Exeter.
Andrew is presently Assistant Curate in the parish of St James, Exeter. A native of Cornwall and long-time Devonian, Andrew read psychology at Exeter University and before ordination worked professionally in a number of agencies serving people with different forms of disability or addiction, including the L’Arche Community in Edinburgh and the psychology department at Channings Wood Prison. He studied for his Oxford theological degree at Ripon College, Cuddesdon and was ordained in 2014.
Andrew is married to Claire, presently a full-time mum, and they are the parents of Charlotte (age 7) and Joseph (age 5). The family will move to Ipplepen Rectory in August and subject to the completion of all legal formalities, Andrew will be instituted to his new ministry by the Bishop of Plymouth on the evening of Tuesday, August 28th at a service in one of the churches of the benefice at which all will be welcome.
WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU
OF THE CHURCHES OF
ST. ANDREW’S, IPPLEPEN
HOLY TRINITY, TORBRYAN
ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, DENBURY
ST. PETER & ST. PAUL, BROADHEMPSTON
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, WOODLAND
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