Reverend Canon Dr Gavin Ashenden, one of only 35 Queen’s Chaplains in the Church of England, says he is reluctantly returning to the UK so that he and his wife, Helen, can care for her elderly parents.
Dr Ashenden arrived in Jersey late in 2012 to take up the position at Gouray Church, having spent the previous 23 years as chaplain and senior lecturer in literature and psychology at the University of Sussex.
The Dean of Jersey, the Very Rev Bob Key, said that he would be sorry to see Dr Ashenden go, especially under such sad circumstances.
He is due to lead his last service at Gouray Church on 2 October.
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