New Principal for Queen’s Foundation
THE next Principal of the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education will, for the first time, be a layman, Professor Clive Marsh. He will succeed Canon David Hewlett, who is retiring, in September. He was Principal of the East Midlands Ministry Training Course (2007-8) before his present appointment in Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester in 2009. His books include A Cultural Theology of Salvation (OUP, 2018). He said: “As the first lay Principal, I shall bring some distinct insights and emphases, while recognising my dependence on ordained colleagues who already have leadership roles in the institution’s ministerial training work.”
Vicar disciplined for messages will not return
PREBENDARY Carl Ramsay, Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Pelsall, and Rural Dean of Walsall, in the diocese of Lichfield, has accepted the penalty of removal from office and a ban from ministry for two years after admitting to sending inappropriate and indecent images and texts, without consent, over an extended period, the diocese has confirmed. It said: “The images and texts were offensive in nature but were legal and did not involve children. This behaviour constitutes serious misconduct. . . Fr Ramsay has also decided to retire in April. This is a separate matter.” The Revd Alison Morris has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of the parish.