New Principal for Sarum

by Gerry Lynch last modified 14 May, 2015 10:40 AM

Canon James Woodward to move from St George's, Windsor, to take up post

The Trustees of Sarum College have announced the appointment of the Revd Canon Dr James Woodward as Principal of Sarum College.  James is presently Canon of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and will assume the post of Principal on 1 October. 

“I have long admired the intellectual energy and spiritual depth of Sarum College as an ecumenical centre for Christian study and research,” said James, 54. “I am looking forward to leading this community of learning and to nurturing theological education in service of the church and the wider community.”

“James is good news for Sarum College and for the Diocese of Salisbury,” said Bishop Nicholas, a Foundation Trustee of Sarum College.  “Well known for his impressive skills as a pastor, educator and strategic leader, James also brings a theologically articulate voice to the public discussion of healthcare, ageing and dying. “
 
The Very Revd Dr Alec Knight, Chair of the Sarum College Trustees, said, “I am very pleased that James has been appointed as Canon Keith Lamdin’s successor. This is an exciting time for the College as we integrate our learning programmes, extend our partnerships and build further on the College’s reputation for educational excellence and generous hospitality.”

Canon Keith Lamdin is the current Principal, and will step down on 31 July but will continue to run courses and leadership consultancy on behalf of Sarum College.
 
Keith said, “I have known James for nearly 30 years and am sure he will bring to the College what it needs to flourish in its next phase of life – pastoral sensitivity, clarity of direction and a deep theological engagement with the world.”

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