We are pleased to formally announce the good news that The Revd Francis Blight has been appointed Associate Minister to the Benefice of Fordham with Eight Ash Green, near Colchester in the Church of England’s Diocese of Chelmsford.

Francis is currently serving in the Diocese of Europe as Assistant Chaplain of Christ Church, Amsterdam. Since 2012 his primary work has been leading one of the chaplaincy’s four congregations in Heiloo 40km north of Amsterdam.  The Bishop of Chelmsford will license Francis to his new responsibilities on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Francis is married to Georgina and they have three children: Tom (12), Sam (11) and Zoë (8). We ask for your prayers for Francis and his family as they prepare to move from the Netherlands to Essex. We look forward to welcoming them as he takes up this new ministry.