Revd Sally Thomas has been appointed as the Vicar of St Edyth

First published 16th June 2023

The Bishop of Bristol is delighted to announce that Revd Sally Thomas has been appointed as the Vicar of St Edyth in Bristol West Deanery.

Bishop Viv says:

“Revd Sally is a creative and experienced priest. We’re delighted she’s moving West! Sally has a track-record of spotting and empowering people's gifts and ministries. I am confident that Sally will affirm and grow the work and witness of all at St Edyth and in the Avonside Mission Area for the glory of God. Thank you for the hard work and prayer you have put into the period of vacancy – you have not stood still. Now let us pray for Sally: for a good departure from Guildford Diocese and a happy landing here with us in Bristol Diocese. ”

Revd Sally will move to Sea Mills in mid-September; beginning her ministry soon after with a formal Welcome and Celebration Service on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

"I've been ordained since 2014, did my training through St Mellitus, whilst based at St Paul's, Howell Hill (a largeish suburban church in Cheam, Surrey)," says Sally. "I have been Curate and then Associate Vicar there since, and was a Children and Families worker at the same church before that."

She grew up in Surrey, lived in Oxford, Bedford and Cambridge, before returning to Epsom about 20 years ago. Her career encompassd engineering research, advertising and education, as well as being a fairly full-time mum.

"My husband, Neil, is a worship leader and organist (and a retired engineer) and we're both really pleased to be coming southwest to enjoy a new adventure with a church that is as keen on learning from God's Word and God's Spirit as we are."

"We're so delighted to be joining St Edyth's church family later on in the year, and very excited about the next chapter we're going to begin together," she says.

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