It has been announced that the Bishop of Dorchester and the Team Rector will appoint the Revd Paul Wignall as Associate Team Vicar for the Bridge Group of Parishes.
Paul is currently serving as Chaplain in Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria where he lives with his wife Carlynn.
He was born in Cornwall but his family was originally from Lancashire and what is now Cumbria. Carlynn is from Peterhead, a fishing town in the north east of Scotland. They have three grown-up children: Tim, Lucia and Peter, and one grandchild, Delila.
Paul and Carlynn enjoy walking, exploring and travelling. He has written plays, poems and books on Shakespeare, amongst other things, and has had plays for young people performed in many places, from the RSC to schools.
He has previously served in the Aston and Cuddesdon Deanery, teaching at Ripon College Cuddesdon, and in the parish of Aston Rowant. Paul will be joining the Team in October and he is hoping to return to this country and move into the vicarage in late September.