20th March 2012
The Bishop of Ely announces that the Revd Canon Dr Les Oglesby will be retiring from the post of Director of Ministry on 31st August, 2012.
Les has held this office since February 2012, although he has served in the Diocese of Ely since May 2001, first as Adult Education Officer (and Coordinator of the Ministerial and Adult Learning team) and from 2003 as Director of Ministerial and Adult Learning. During this time he contributed to the diocesan policy document 'All Good Gifts', to the introduction and development of the framework of Annual Review for licensed clergy. His work has been central to the design and delivery of the Authorised Lay Ministry programme, and to the development of Initial Ministerial Education of curates, and regional and diocesan programmes for Continuing Ministerial Development. He has provided support for the link with the North Elbean Church, and the initial and continuing education for Licensed Lay Ministers. Since February 2012 he has in addition been providing supervisory support for the Diocese's promotion of Education for Discipleship, Vocations, Ordinands, Self-supporting Ministers, Retired Clergy and resources in relation to Spirituality, Healing and Worship.
We wish Les and his wife, Dorothy, a long and happy retirement in Sandy.
Senior PA to the Bishop of Ely