Who is Revd Lucy Cleland?
Lucy joins the Bishop of Bristol’s team after nine years of parish ministry and nine years of chaplaincy served in the dioceses of Ely, Southwell & Nottingham, and Leeds. She brings experience as a city centre church administrator, parish priest in semi-rural villages, Bishop’s Chaplain, and Chaplain at Scargill House, a residential Christian community and retreat centre.
Lucy enjoys connecting with her family in Surrey and Hampshire as well as friends across the country. Her leisure interests include walking, eating good food, football matches and solving puzzles.
“I am glad to return to the role of Bishop’s Chaplain, which I have found to be an energising and enriching ministry in the past. I relish this fresh opportunity in a setting that is new to me and full of potential for growth. I come as a prayerful pastor ready to join you in ‘Transforming Church. Together’ throughout Bristol diocese.” - Revd Lucy Cleland.
The Bishop of Bristol’s statement
“I am so pleased Lucy has accepted my invitation to become Bishop’s Chaplain. She carefully considered the opportunities and demands of the role, and it will be good to learn from her wide-ranging experience of church life. Lucy brings unparalleled experience of the role (and of bishops in their variety), as well as a lively faith and commitment to the gospel of Christ. I look forward very much indeed to her arrival in the summer.” - Bishop of Bristol Vivienne Faull.
Revd Lucy will begin her post on August 1st, 2023, and there will be many opportunities for people to meet and congratulate her in the following months.