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New Vicar for Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey - April 2011

11:44am 6th April 2011

The Revd Canon John Weetman was officially made the new Vicar of Selby Abbey at a service on Tuesday 5th April. 

He was collated as Vicar of Selby Abbey by the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd Martin Wallace, and inducted into the church by the Ven. Richard Seed, Archdeacon of York.

John, 44, was previously Vicar of St Peter’s Church in Redcar, Rural Dean of Guisborough, and is a member of the College of Canons at York Minster. 

The Revd Canon John Weetman said:

“I’m really pleased to be coming to Selby as Vicar of the Abbey. 

"Lots of people have told me that it has a wonderful congregation, and is at the heart of a vibrant and exciting town. 

"My first priority will be to get to know the congregation and the town, and understand how Selby Abbey can best serve its community. 

"I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, and working with the excellent team already at the Abbey.”

The Rt Revd Martin Wallace, Bishop of Selby said:

“I am delighted that John is the new vicar of Selby Abbey.  He is a highly respected priest in the Diocese, and will be excellent at Selby Abbey.”

John was ordained priest in 1992, and served his curacy in Hull. He was Vicar of Boosbeck, Lingdale and Moorsholm, some former Ironstone Mining Villages in Cleveland, until he became Vicar of St Peter's in his home town of Redcar in 2002.


Pictured, left to right – the Ven. Richard Seed, Archdeacon of York; the Rt Revd Martin Wallace, Bishop of Selby, the Revd Canon John Weetman, Vicar of Selby Abbey; the Revd Chris Wilton, Rural Dean of Selby.

Selby Abbey - April 2011


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