Bishop of Crediton to license associate priest in Sid Valley

The Reverend Annita Denny

The Reverend Annita Denny - Credit: Archant

Christians from across the Sid Valley will gather at Sidmouth Parish Church on Sunday (February 26) as the Bishop of Crediton licenses an associate priest.

The Right Rev’d Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton.

The Right Rev’d Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton. - Credit: Archant

The Reverend Annita Denny has lived in the town for many years, and while she will be based at St Giles and St Nicholas, her ministry will be to all of the Church of England churches in the Sid Valley.

She was previously curate in the churches of Budleigh Salterton and its neighbouring villages, following her ordination in 2013.

She will be licensed by the Right Rev’d Dame Sarah Mullally, one of the first women bishops to be consecrated in the Church of England. She was consecrated by Archbishop Justin Welby in Canterbury Cathedral in July 2015, following a distinguished nursing career that saw her appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire.

There is an open invitation for 6pm on Sunday to everyone to join the celebration, to hear Bishop Sarah’s address, and to meet Annita and Bishop Sarah.


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Annita is said to be very much looking forward to greeting old and new friends as she embarks on her new ministry in Sidmouth.

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