Dean of Women’s Ministry

Former math’s teacher and Team Rector of Hucknall Churches, the Revd Canon Kathryn Herrod is the new Dean of Women’s Ministry in Southwell and Nottingham Diocese.

She says: “It is a real privilege to be taking on the role, at a time of great change and potential for women’s ministry within the Church of England. It’s both exciting and a little daunting to be entrusted with the responsibility of helping to move forward the understanding and practical outworking of the recent historic decision, which will allow the first woman bishop in the Church of England to be consecrated in the near future. I have been grateful of support from many people in my ministry over the years and welcome that continuing as I take on this new role.”

After teaching mathematics for fourteen years, Kathryn was ordained in 1997 and has served all her ministry to date in Southwell & Nottingham Diocese. Following theological training at St John’s College, Nottingham, her title post was at St Leonard’s, Wollaton, followed by nine years as Rector of Warsop with Sookholme. Kathryn’s current post is Team Rector of Hucknall, where she has been since May 2010, and she was made an Honorary Canon of Southwell Minster in 2011. Wider Church responsibilities also include serving as Vocational Adviser for ministry panels, at both Diocesan and National levels.

Acting Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham Diocese, the Rt Revd Richard Inwood comments: “I’m delighted that Kathryn Herrod has accepted my invitation to be Dean of Women’s Ministry.  Kathryn has just the right experience, and a wide knowledge of our diocese, to fulfil this role admirably.  She will be a great asset as well to the Senior Staff.  We look forward to her contribution in both aspects of this role.”

Kathryn is married to Anthony, an Organ Builder and they have two adult sons, Mark and James. In her spare time she enjoys reading and needlework, making her own clerical shirts, and has recently started to learn to play the flute.

The Dean of Women’s Ministry: Revd Canon Kathryn Herod