New Priest in Charge for St Thomas’, Douglas

Bishop Peter is pleased to announce that The Revd Liz Hull has accepted his invitation to be Priest-in-Charge of St Thomas’, Douglas, with effect from 05 October 2021.

This appointment is made pending possible pastoral reorganisation, within the context of the current consultation under the Mission and Pastoral Measure to form the United Benefice in Douglas Town Centre.

Liz is married to Steve and they have three adult daughters who currently live at home with them. They live in upper Douglas in the house they have lived in for the last 16 years. Steve  is originally from Onchan but Liz grew up in India where her father was priest in the Church of South India, for 26 years. She moved to the Isle of Man in 1989 to work at Ballamona hospital as an Occupational Therapist. She met Steve and they married and when the children came along decided to be a full-time mum until the youngest started school. She subsequently worked at her church St Peter’s Onchan as Parish Clerk as well as spending 6 years as a Sunday school teacher and involved in a music group at St Peter’s before beginning Reader and then Ordination training. Her ordination training was spent in the churches of Maughold and Ramsey. She has just completed three years of Curacy with Canon Joe Heaton and the four churches in Rushen Parish where she has thoroughly enjoyed her time. Liz is looking forward to being part of St Thomas’ Church and getting to know its congregation and supporting the St Thomas community.

The Bishop expresses much gratitude to Canon Philip and Jacqy Frear for their inspiring and caring ministry at St Thomas’ over this past five-year period of suspension, and also to the Churchwardens, PCC and congregation.  The date for the Service of Licensing for The Revd Liz Hull as Priest-in-Charge will be Tuesday 05 October at 7.30 pm.