[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev. Marcus Walker has been appointed Interim Associate Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome from mid-May 2014. The appointment is being made because the Director, Archbishop David Moxon, has recently taken on additional responsibilities working closely with the Vatican as a member of the Executive Board of the Global Freedom Network and it is therefore urgent to provide him with additional support to ensure that the ministry of the Anglican Centre itself also grows and develops.
The Global Freedom Network is a faith-based initiative to eradicate human slavery, strongly supported by the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Associate Director’s role will be to ensure the smooth running of all the Centre’s activities and to support Archbishop Moxon in all aspects of his role as Director of the Anglican Centre.
Marcus Walker (33) is currently curate of St Paul’s, Winchmore Hill in London. Born in Jerusalem, he spent his childhood in the Holy Land, Moscow and Cairo. After reading History at Oxford, where he was President of the Union, he worked as a parliamentary researcher for five years. Marcus’s training for ordination included a term at the Venerable English College in Rome. He was ordained deacon in 2011 and priest at Petertide 2012.
The appointment of an Interim Associate Director precedes the selection process for a longer-term post of Associate Director with effect from later in the year.