New C of E post at EU

23 January 2008

by Rachel Harden

THE Revd Dr Gary Wilton has been appointed to the newly created post of the Church of England’s Representative to the EU Institutions, it was announced this week.

Dr Wilton, who will take up the post in April, is currently head of the postgraduate programme in theology and religious studies at York St John University.

He will be responsible to the Europe Bishops’ Panel for promoting the Church of England’s engagement with European social, political, and environmental issues. He will also be associate staff member of the Conference of European Churches’ Church and Society Commission, and a Canon of Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels.

The Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Revd Christopher Herbert, who chairs the House of Bishops’ Europe Panel, said the C of E must “continue to increase its role in Europe”.

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