Collation of the Venerable Nick Shutt as the new Archdeacon of Plymouth
It was a great pleasure to celebrate the collation of the Venerable Nick Shutt, Archdeacon of Plymouth yesterday (18 June) at the Minster Church of St. Andrew in Plymouth.
In the picture in the pulpit, Archdeacon Nick is preaching on the Good Samaritan and in the laying on of hands (below), Bishop Robert is surrounded by the Rural Deans and Lay Chairs of the Plymouth Archdeaconry.
Archdeacon Nick is a former solicitor, a keen photographer and a biker. Since 2008 he has been Team Rector of the West Dartmoor Mission Community.
The cake to celebrate the collation has all the parishes in the archdeaconry represented written in a cross.
There are four archdeacons in the Diocese of Exeter based in Plymouth, Exeter, Totnes (South Devon) and Barnstaple (North Devon).
They work alongside the three bishops under the leadership of the Bishop of Exeter to enable and support churches in Devon to live out the vision of the Diocese of Exeter to “Grow in prayer, make new disciples and serve the people of Devon with joy.”
Pictures by The Rev Jon Marlow and The Rev Preb Graham Stones.