Archdeacon of Birmingham to retire

10th July 2018

The Ven Hayward Osborne is retiring from his post as Archdeacon of Birmingham, formally at the end of October. A service to mark his achievement of 45 years of ordained stipendiary ministry in the Church of England will be held on Sunday 30th September 2018, his last actual working day, in Birmingham Cathedral at 6.30pm, to which all are welcome.

Hayward has been involved in every aspect of the Church's life and an essential mainstay in Church of England Birmingham. He has been a wise, loyal, reliable and prayerful support to me throughout my time as Bishop. Hayward will, typically, be working as usual over the remaining few months and thereafter continue to have a link with us as Chair of the St Martin's Trustees.