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Matthew takes on role of caring for historic churches

Matthew Champion has taken over the role of Historic Churches Support Officer for the diocese, succeeding Eloise Limmer.

Eloise left the Curia on July 22 to take up a new job of Principal Heritage Consultant, working for a planning consultancy called LanPro. The diocesan team wished Eloise every success as she furthers her career in heritage and thanked her for the excellent work that she has done in the last year.

Matthew started in this role on August 9. He writes: “I have worked for the last twenty-five years as a buildings’ archaeologist and heritage consultant, specialising in church architecture, and have published widely upon the subject.

“I am also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, sit on the Fabric Advisory Committee for Guildford Cathedral, and act as an advisor and consultant for a number of national organisations including the National Trust and the Church Recording Society. I am very much looking forward to getting to know our local Catholic churches, and the people who care for them, in greater depth.”

Matthew is available on the same email address:

Pictured above is Matthew Champion