Tuesday 12 February 2002

Suffragan See of Basingstoke

The Queen has approved the appointment of the Venerable Trevor Willmott MA, Archdeacon of Durham and Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin in Durham to the Suffragan See of Basingstoke in the Diocese of Winchester in succession to the Right Reverend Douglas Geoffrey Rowell MA, PhD, DD, on his elevation to the See of Gibraltar in Europe.


12 February 2002

Notes for Editors

The Venerable Trevor Willmott (aged 51) studied for the ordained ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge, after taking his first degree St Peter’s College, Oxford. He served his first curacy at St George’s, Norton in St Alban’s Diocese from 1974 to 1977. From 1978 to 1979 he was assistant Chaplain of Oslo with Trondheim in the Diocese of Europe and from 1979 until 1983 Chaplain of Naples with Capri, Bari and Sorrrento in the Diocese of Europe, and Officiating Chaplain to H.M. and American Forces in Southern Europe. In 1983 he become Rector of Ecton and Warden of the Peterborough Diocesan Retreat House until 1989. From 1986 to 1997 he was Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Diocesan Director of Post Ordination Training. He was made Canon Residentiary and Precentor of Peterborough Cathedral in 1989. Since 1997 he has been Archdeacon of Durham and Canon Residentiary of Durham Cathedral.

Trevor Willmott is married to Margaret and they have a teenage daughter.

His interests include travel, cooking, gardening, sport and music.


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