A new team rector of the North Bury Team Ministry has been installed and inducted.
The Reverend Mark Newby Haworth, 62, will act as vicar for churches and respective parishes St John the Evangelist, in St John’s Street, St George’s, in Anselm Avenue, and All Saints, in Park Road.
He succeeds the Rev Dr John Parr. Mr Newby, who was installed and inducted at a service on Tuesday, said: “It’s an established team and I want to build on what my predecessors have done.”
He added that he would like to introduce new initiatives such as a five year plan.
Mr Newby’s previous role was vicar of Rochdale and he was ordained in 1990.
Among his children, he has a daughter Lucy, who teaches at Barrow Primary.