New Budleigh vicar ‘looking forward’ to getting started

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 January 2018

New Budleigh vicar Reverend Martin Jacques with wife Louise

New Budleigh vicar Reverend Martin Jacques with wife Louise

Archant

New vicar for the Raleigh Mission Community The Reverend Martin Jacques has been speaking about his move to East Devon.

The new vicar for the Budleigh Salterton area has spoken of his excitement at taking the role in the Raleigh Mission Community.

The Reverend Martin Jacques will take up the role after Easter 2018, replacing Anne Charlton who left earlier this year.

The 55-year-old said he and his wife Louise are ‘looking forward’ to moving to East Devon next year.

The new vicar of the Raleigh Mission Community said he has experienced a ‘variety of styles’ in his time. Currently he is the vicar of a large church in Tynemouth.

He added: “I had a very ordinary upbringing and a long and varied working life up until my conversion to Christianity in my mid-thirties so I have experienced many different employment scenarios.”

His wife Louise is a medical doctor specialising in geriatric medicine and it is because she was offered a professorial chair at Exeter University that we are moving to the Exeter area.”

Other News Stories

18:00

Don’t miss this week’s gallery of readers’ photos.

Join in at iwitness24.co.uk and send us your East Devon pictures.

Read more

Curator Neville Evans explained that many botanical gardens were closing and giving away their collections due to funding issues – despite their conservational value. He added that Bicton’s 300 year-old landscape was ‘pretty special’, with ‘plants here that you will never see anywhere else’.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Guest of honour Conrad Humphreys said: “I very much enjoyed the Exeter College awards evening and celebrating the success of the students.

“As a former student and rugby player at the college - I have very fond memories of my time there before heading off to sail around the world in the 1993/4 Whitbread.”

Read more
Yesterday, 12:11

Our Devon quiz is back for another round!

Read more
Yesterday, 06:55

Exmouth Town Council will be temporarily closed from January 29-30 while office equipment and phones are moved to its new home.

Read more
Thu, 17:00

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Seadog Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, is calling for a bra army of support; she needs 4,000 over-shoulder-boulder-holder donations for the display, which will celebrate the suffragette movement and women winning the right to vote.

Read more
Thu, 12:00

“We are going to find it very hard to balance our books without changing things significantly. We need teachers, but all the other things schools do – all the things that are not our statutory responsibility – we are looking at cutting. We are talking about the life chances of children being damaged,” said Exmouth’s Exeter Road head teacher Paul Gosling.

Read more
Thu, 11:04

There’s good news for Exmouth’s Famous Old Barrel pub, which has been closed since last October.

Read more
Thu, 08:45

Devon and Cornwall residents are being polled on whether they would pay another £12 a year to ‘protect frontline policing’.

Read more
Wed, 16:28

The council has teamed up with South West Ambulance and will invest £5,000 in the life saving equipment.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications