New vicar for Hollington

PARISHIONERS in Hollington will be welcoming a new vicar this Sunday.

The Rev Luke Dean will be instituted into the parish of St John the Evangelist, which encompasses St John’s Church, in Upper Church Road and St Peter and St Paul Church, in Parkstone Road, at a service in St John’s from 6.30pm.

The Bishop of Lewes, Rt Rev Wallace Benn, is conducting the service and the Archdeacon of Lewes and Hastings, Venerable Philip Jones, will also be present to induct the Rev Dean.

He comes from the parish of St Laurence-in-Thanet in Ramsgate, Kent. He is married to Jane and they have two children, Leo and Nathanael.