WATCH congratulates the Rev’d Karen Lund on the announcement of her appointment as the next female Archdeacon of Manchester.  The Bishop of Manchester made the announcement today. Karen becomes the first black female to be appointed Archdeacon in the northern province of the Church of England.

Karen came to the Diocese of Manchester from Chelmsford Diocese when she was appointed Team Vicar in the Turton Moorland Team in Bolton in 2014. Since then she has taken a lead in the diocese on raising awareness and training senior staff on unconscious bias, and has represented the diocese at events and conferences.

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