New rural dean installed at Yarcombe

Five Alive Mission Community vicar Alastair McCollum is commissioned by Bishop Evens

POPULAR East Devon clergyman Rev Alastair McCollum has been installed as the new rural dean for the Honiton area.

He was commissioned by Bishop Bob Evens at a service in Yarcombe – one of the churches in his Five Alive Mission Community.

Members of the vicar’s other congregations form Dalwood, Kilmington, Shute and Stockland also attended, along with Nigel Speller, the deanery lay Chairman.

The Bishop and congregation applauded Mr McCollum and prayed for his work in the deanery.

Prior to the ceremony the Rev Kate Woolven led an evening Taize Service of quiet reflection, with music played by Kathy Laing.