New position for Walesby Group priest Annabel

The Rev Annabel Barber EMN-140521-142517001
The Rev Annabel Barber EMN-140521-142517001

An associate priest in the Walesby Group of Churches has been given her own parish.

The Rev Annabel Barber has been appointed part-time Rector of the Benefice of Waddington and has also been given the post of part-time Discipleship Development Adviser.

“I am really looking forward to returning to parish ministry and helping to lead the church in Waddington,” she said.

“I am excited by the possibilities that the new Discipleship programme offers the Diocese and I think the future will be a time of great joy for us all.”

A true yellow-belly, Annabel describes herself as “rooted in Lincolnshire” having been born within sight of Lincoln Cathedral and growing up on a farm near Louth.

She studied pharmacology at Leeds University and had a long career in publishing, before returning to the Diocese for her ordination.

She spent five years as Senior Chaplain at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, and since leaving that post has had a peripatetic role in the north of the Diocese serving in both the Yarborough and West Wold Deaneries. The Archdeacon of Lincoln will preside at the service of induction and installation in August.