Archbishop of Canterbury appoints new Assistant Officer for the Anglican Communion and Ecumenism

7 August 2001 • Persistent link:

The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed the Revd William Adam as his Assistant Officer for the Anglican Communion and Ecumenism.

Will Adam is currently Team Vicar in Witney in the Oxford diocese following his curacy spent at Beaconsfield, and since 1998 has been one of the Oxford Diocese’s Ecumenical Officers.

As well as substantial ecumenical work within his own parish and diocese, Mr Adam’s experience includes time spent at the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, and also being part of the Church of England delegation to the Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Harare in December 1998. He has also published a number of articles on the modern ecumenical movement.

Mr Adam said, “I am looking forward to joining the Archbishop’s staff at Lambeth Palace. Over the last ten years I have been informed, encouraged and challenged by my contact with Christians from other traditions, from all over the Anglican Communion, and from other parts of the world. I remain a convinced Anglican but am also committed to working towards the full visible unity of all Christian people which for so long has been the aim of the ecumenical movement.”

Mr Adam, 31, is married to the Revd Lindsay Adam, who is Curate of Bampton with Clanfield, Oxford, and they have one daughter. He will take up his appointment at Lambeth Palace on 1 October.