Rev Carolyn Cooke has been appointed as the diocese’s new Advisor in Women’s Ministry in succession to Rev Hilary Jones who has come to the end of her term of office after five years.

Carolyn was ordained priest in 2003 and since 2010 has been chaplain of La Côte, a thriving two-centre (and two country spanning France and Switzerland!) chaplaincy.

Bishop Robert says “Carolyn has led her chaplaincy with skill and pastoral wisdom. She has supervised a female colleague and a female CEMES student and has a keen understanding of the kinds of problems that women in ministry in our diocese can face at different levels of responsibility. As it happens, Carolyn continues the tradition of Switzerland-based holders of this post.”

She comments: “I hope that I can bring valuable support and encouragement to women across the Diocese in Europe, as I know both Adele Kelham (now Archdeacon of Switzerland) and Hilary have done in the past.”