Liz Adekunle appointed to be Archdeacon of Hackney

We're delighted that the Bishop of London has announced that Liz Adekunle will succeed Rachel Treweek as Archdeacon of Hackney.

Liz grew up at St Mary's, worshipping together with her family. Her father Victor, was churchwarden here for many years and her late mother Comfort, was a leading member of the church and contributed in ministry to the Diocese of London in several very significant ways.

Liz is presently Chaplain of St John’s College, Cambridge. Prior to that she served her curacy and was priest in charge of St Luke’s Hackney. She has expertise in pastoral care and in African Christianity and Development. She is a member of the Archbishop's Task Group on Evangelism and is a former tutor at St Mellitus College.

This is excellent news for the Stepney Area and we look forward to Liz's arrival in several months' time.