Revd Lydia Morey announced as new interim priest-in-charge of St Peter’s Penhill and St Philip’s Upper Stratton


First published 21st September 2021

The Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Lydia Morey as the new priest-in-charge of St Peter’s Penhill and St Philip’s Upper Stratton.

In her new role, which will last between one and two years, Lydia will be using the new diocesan strategy to support mission in the two parishes and work on how the parishes relate to each other, and she will also be shaping the role for the next priest-in-charge.

“I am looking forward to getting to know and serving the communities of Penhill and Upper Stratton, and the congregations of St. Peter’s and St. Philip’s. May God bless us and guide us as together we seek the next steps forward,” said Lydia.

After completing a curacy at Parks and Walcot in Swindon, Lydia spent several months as curate in Bristol Cathedral. She currently teaches Japanese and Chinese at Bradfield College, and Japanese at Oxford Brookes University. As priest-in-charge, she will be a self-supporting incumbent, meaning she will be working part time in the parishes and part time in her teaching and examining roles. 

Lydia’s licensing will be on Friday 5 November and will be held on Zoom.