Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Kent Middleton to be parish priest and chaplain of St Luke Ras al Khaimah and St Nicholas Fujairah within the Chaplaincy and Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates.
Fr Kent is at present curate and assistant priest of St Paul’s Cathedral Nicosia. A South African, he was a teacher in the United Arab Emirates and a worshipper at Christ Church Jebel Ali before the discernment process that led to his training and formation for ordained ministry. After studying at theological college in Cardiff he was deaconed by the Archbishop of Wales to serve for a year at Christ Church Roath Park in the Diocese of Llandaff, thus gaining further experience of the wider Church.
At Ras al Khaimah and Fujairah he will succeed Fr Jon Lavelle, who after short but distinguished service there, and previously in Bahrain, is soon to move to Canada because of pressing family needs. Our prayers go with him and his wife Karen.
Please pray for Kent as he prepares for the next stage of priestly ministry. His licensing is likely to be at at St Luke’s on Saturday 14 April.