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Rev'd Owen with the Bishop of Lewes

We are delighted that the Bishop of Lewes, the Rt Rev'd Will Hazelwood will be leading the 9:30 Sung Eucharist service at St George's followed by the 11:15 Holy Eucharist service at St Mary's this Sunday 8th August. We would welcome as many of our congregation as possible to welcome the Rev'd Will to our Parish.

The Bishop of Lewes has pastoral responsibility for the Anglican Churches of East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and one parish in Kent.

Will Hazlewood grew up in rural Gloucestershire, leaving school at sixteen to take up an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic with the Ministry of Defence. Bishop Will then took his first degree at De Montfort University Leicester, before spending a year as a pastoral assistant. Having completed his theological training at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, he was ordained Deacon (2001) and priest in (2002) in Bristol Cathedral. He served his curacy in a parish in the centre of Bristol before moving to Buckinghamshire to the parish of Iver Heath on the outskirts of Slough. He moved to the Diocese of Exeter in 2011 to be Incumbent of Dartmouth and Dittisham, a market town and village in the South Hams.

He became Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral in 2017. Bishop Will was elected as suffragan Bishop of Lewes in 2020. His wife Sophie grew up in Sussex and is a Project Manager. They have two young children. In his spare time Will likes to cook, walk the family dog and tinker with a mischievous 1970’s classic car.

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