Skrine had been the Associate Rector & Team Leader at St Helen’s Bishopsgate under The Revd William Taylor for the past number of years. St Helen’s and All Souls’ are both Resolution parishes which hold complementarian views regarding women’s roles in ministry. All Souls’ is a Crown Appointment parish.
The new rector is a member of the General Synod. He trained at Queen’s College and Oak Hill. He is married and a keen kayaker on the River Thames.
All Souls’ became known around the world under the long ministry of The Revd John Stott, CBE. Future Bishop of Chester, The Rt Revd Michael Baughen followed Stott before being elected to the episcopacy in 1983 and the Revd Richard Bewes, OBE served as rector until his retirement in 2004.