The former vicar of Saint Michael’s Anglican church in Paris has swapped the Champs-Elysées for the green pastures of Northumberland.
Canon Alyson Lamb, pictured right, has taken up a new role as part-time priest-in-charge to the parishes of Mitford and Hebron.
Born and brought up in Newcastle, she read modern languages at Oxford and spent more than 20 years in the business world – working in international television production, public relations and management consultancy – before becoming a Christian and going on to train for ordination in Cambridge.
In addition to serving at churches in Paris and York, she was vicar of a large church in Eastbourne and was made a Canon of Chichester Cathedral in 2012.
Of her new post, she said: “I’m thrilled to be back in the North East and based in this fantastic area.
“It’s a real honour to serve two parishes that have been so much-loved and so well-led over the years.
“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues in the local Deanery – there’s an exciting vision for co-operating in projects to make a difference to the spiritual and social life of the area.”
She was licensed on September 20 by The Right Rev Bishop of Newcastle, Christine Hardman, pictured left.