Next Archdeacon of Hertford
1st May 2016
The Bishop of St Albans, has appointed the Revd Janet Mackenzie, to be the next Archdeacon of Hertford, in succession to the Venerable Dr Trevor Jones, who retires this summer. Janet is currently the Vicar of St Augustine of Canterbury, Luton.
Following a career in education, Janet was ordained in St Albans Diocese in 2006 and served her curacy at St Swithun, Sandy. In 2010 she moved to St Augustine Limbury in Luton and since 2012 she has also been Area Dean of Luton.
Speaking about the appointment, Bishop Alan said:
‘Janet is an experienced parish priest and is a pastorally and strategically effective minister. I am looking forward to working with her in her new role as Archdeacon of Hertford. She will be a member of my staff team and she will, I know, make a significant contribution to the diocesan vision, ‘Living God’s Love,’ through which we seek the spiritual and numerical growth of the church.’
Speaking about her appointment: Janet said: ‘I am looking forward to serving the people of East Hertfordshire in my new role with new responsibilities but sad to be leaving the people of Luton who have supported and encouraged me as we have walked the way of faith together.’
Janet’s present position is overseen by the Bishop of Bedford, The Rt Revd Richard Atkinson. He commented:
‘Janet Mackenzie has provided visionary and wise leadership as both a parish priest and Area Dean in Luton. She is held in the highest regard by her colleagues. I am delighted that she is to be the next Archdeacon of Hertford and that she will continue to be a close colleague.’
It is expected that Janet will take up her new duties in September.