Revd Sally Welch licensed as new Vicar of Charlbury
After a year's interregnum, Charlbury has a new vicar. Revd Dr Sally Welch was formally licensed as Vicar of Charlbury and Shorthampton, and Area Dean of the Chipping Norton Deanery, at a service in St Mary's on Tuesday evening.
The licensing was carried out by Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester (and acting Bishop of Oxford), and Judy French, Archdeacon of Dorchester and coincidentally Charlbury's previous vicar. Sally was presented with gifts and messages of welcome from the St Mary's congregation, from other churches within the town and from the wider Charlbury community. A good turn-out at the service included clergy and parishioners from elsewhere in the Chipping Norton deanery and from Sally's previous church in Oxford.
Sally's first services will be this Sunday at 8am and 9.45am.