Rev Dr John Perumbalath appointed first Archdeacon of Barking, covering Havering and Barking and Dagenham
PUBLISHED: 09:27 24 July 2013
Rev Dr John Perumbalath has been appointed as the first Archdeacon of Barking.
He will serve the boroughs of Havering and Barking and Dagenham.
Rev Perumbalath said: “It is indeed a privilege to have been invited by Bishop Stephen to serve as the Archdeacon of Barking. I look forward to getting to know the clergy and congregations in the archdeaconry and journeying together with them.
“I share their vision of the church being a transforming presence in the world, and I am aware of the social, economic and cultural challenges faced by the communities
in the archdeaconry.
“I pray that God’s purposes will be worked through our ministry.”
Rev Perumbalath began his career as a university lecturer before becoming a vicar in Calcutta.
He will be formally welcomed to the area on September 15 in Chelmsford Cathedral during Choral Evensong at 6pm.