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Rev Canon Peggy Jackson to be Archdeacon of Llandaff

4 Feb 2009

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The Rev Canon Peggy Jackson, Team Rector of Mortlake with East Sheen in the Diocese of Southwark for the last eleven years, has been appointed as the Archdeacon of Llandaff by the Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff, Dr Barry Morgan.

She will also be Priest in Charge of the parishes of Penmark with Llancarfan with Llantrithyd. Canon Peggy is an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, the Ecumenical Borough Dean of Richmond and the Dean of Women's Ministry.

Before coming to Southwark, she served as a Curate in the Derby Diocese and Team Vicar in St Albans Diocese. Before being ordained in 1987, she had a career as an accountant.

Peggy Jackson, 57, will become the most senior women cleric in Wales. She said, "I'm looking forward to the exciting variety of work, which the Archdeaconry of Llandaff seems to encompass. The wide diversity of parishes, city and rural, poses a real challenge as we try to make our church life relevant to people in all these different communities."

Speaking of her appointment the Rt Rev Dr Tom Butler, the Bishop of Southwark said, I am pleased that Peggy has been appointed to this new role; she will bring to it a wealth of experience and skills that will equip her for the challenges ahead.

We all wish her well.