Our next Incumbent

We are delighted to announce that

Rev. Sam Mann

has accepted the invitation to be our next Incumbent
and we offer prayers for him, his family and his ministry with us.

Date for the Induction: 16 July 2023.

A short introduction from Sam Mann:

Hello everyone. My name is Sam, and I am delighted to say that I will be your new Vicar. I am married to Aisha, and we have a beautiful eight-month-old daughter – Evangeline. We really are very excited to be joining you when we move to Shrewsbury in the summer.

A little bit about me: I’m currently the Rector of four churches in South Shropshire, was born in the Black Country, grew up on Clee Hill near Ludlow, studied Creative Sound & Music at university, and then read Theology at Oxford while training for ministry at Cuddesdon. My hobbies include music, history, all things sport (did I mention I’m a huge Wolves fan?) and spending time with my family. So, when I’m not in a pew or pulpit, you’re likely to find me enjoying a good cuppa and cake in a café, having a nice stroll through town with Aisha and Evangeline, and yes – sitting in the North Bank at Molineux on a match day.

I feel extremely privileged to have been given the opportunity to serve you as your Vicar, and I can’t wait to get know you more once we have moved and settled in.

God bless,



Bishop Sarah, Archdeacon Paul Thomas and Area Dean Andy Ackroyd were joined on the interview and selection committee by four members from our United Benefice. It must have been a tough day for the candidates!
Thank you to all of them for their commitment; we also pray for each of them in their continued ministry.