Turner Appointed as Anglican Communion Relations Officer

Turner Appointed as Anglican Communion Relations Officer

A clergyman serving in the Diocese of Rochester has been appointed to the new staff position of Anglican Communion Relations Officer.  The Revd Dylan Turner was announced as the appointee in a press release from Lambeth Palace.  The appointment increases the Primate’s staff prior to the upcoming Lambeth Conference.

Prior to ordination, Turner worked for the Foreign Office where he trained staff in global investing.

Bishop Anthony Poggo, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs, said: “We look forward to utilising Dylan’s wide experience in supporting the ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury as a focus of unity in the Anglican Communion as well as being part of the Faith and Public Life team as it supports the Archbishops and Church of England.”  

Speaking on his appointment, Dylan said that “It is an honour to have been invited to join the Faith and Public Life team as Anglican Communion Relations Officer. 

“What particularly excites me about the role is the opportunity to draw on my experience before ordination working with the Foreign Office.” 

The Revd Canon Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of Faith and Public Life, said, “Dylan joins the Faith and Public Life team when it is only a few months old, and is developing its life together to serve the Church of England as an institution and the two Archbishops in their personal ministries. 

“The range and depth of Dylan’s experience will bring much to the team and I greatly look forward to working with him.”