The Diocese of Bath & Wells has appointed Revd Charlie Peer to the role of Strategic Programme Manager. The new role has been created to promote and implement the new diocesan vision and strategy. Charlie joins the diocese from the Diocese of Portsmouth where he has served as Mission Development Officer. He will take up his role in October.
The Rt Revd Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells says: “Charlie will play a key role in implementing and promoting the diocesan vision and strategy. He comes to the diocese with a wealth of experience, not only in shaping and implementing strategy, but as a parish priest. I look forward to welcoming him in October.”
Charlie was first selected for ordination training in 2000 and began his curacy in 2002 in the parish of Dawlish, Starcross and Cofton, in the Diocese of Exeter. Upon completing his curacy he held the office of Priest in Charge, in the parish of St. Kea in the Diocese of Truro, a post he held for seven years. In his current role of Mission Development Officer with the Diocese of Portsmouth, Charlie has responsibility for promoting a culture of mission across the diocese by engaging with parishes, deaneries and diocesan bodies.
Charlie says, “I am delighted to be joining the Diocese of Bath & Wells at such an exciting time in its history. I look forward to working alongside people in the parishes and deaneries of the diocese to realise and deliver our vision to be God’s people living and telling the story of Jesus Christ. Although I will be sad to leave behind friends and colleagues in the Diocese of Portsmouth, I can’t wait to get started in October.”