New Archdeacon of St Albans
20th January 2023
The Bishop of St Albans has announced that the Revd Canon Charles Hudson, who is presently the Rector of Broxbourne with Wormley in this diocese, has been appointed to succeed the Venerable Jane Mainwaring as Archdeacon of St Albans.
Bishop Alan has described Charles as serving “with distinction” at Broxbourne since 2011 and during his time as Rural Dean.
About Charles Hudson
Before ordination, Charles worked for eight years as a commercial lawyer in London. He was ordained in 2008 at St Paul’s Cathedral and served his curacy at All Souls, St Margarets near Twickenham, before moving to Broxbourne with Wormley, where he has been involved in launching new worshipping communities, as well as working with local schools, children and families. He was Rural Dean of Cheshunt for five years until last year. He is married to Charlie, who is also a priest in the Diocese, and they have two teenage daughters. In his spare time, Charles likes to watch sport, play golf, read and spend time with family and friends.
Commenting on his appointment, Charles said:
“I am really excited to be taking on this new role working to support the churches and chaplaincies of the St Albans Archdeaconry as we respond to the challenge to grow younger and more diverse. I am looking forward to getting to know its wonderful clergy, Churchwardens and congregations better. At the same time, I am sad to be leaving the people of the parish of Broxbourne with Wormley and the wider Cheshunt Deanery, from whom I have received and learnt so much over the last eleven years.”
A collation service is planned for later May and full details will be circulated in due course.