We are pleased to announce that Revd Smitha Prasadam has agreed to be Interim Dean for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Affairs, while we look to recruit a permanent Dean.
Smitha is a member of the BAME Strategy Group and has served on the Liturgy Advisory Committee, Cathedral Chapter, as an Examining Chaplain. Nationally, she has been secretary of the Association of Black Clergy, a member of Anglican Minority Ethnic Network and associated with CMEAC (Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns) throughout. She is Bishop's Adviser for Vocations and is part of the Transformations Steering Group.
She has been Vicar of St Paul's Church, Hamstead, for the last 10 years; currently encouraging Nigerian Anglicans locally and hosting the South Asian Women's Theology Forum.
About the appointment, Smitha said: "Diversity is of God. Justice, joy and peace are its outworking. I am looking forward to being alongside key work streams, assisting in BAME affairs and encouraging vocations that we may flourish as the whole people of God in Transforming Church together. My prayer is the prayer of Jesus, 'that they may all be one.'"
Smitha's post will start with immediate effect. If you need to contact Smitha to discuss BAME affairs, please phone 0121 357 8941 or click here to email.