Press release

Suffragan See of Hertford: Canon Noel Michael Roy Beasley

The Queen has approved the nomination of Canon Noel Michael Roy Beasley for election as Suffragan See of Hertford in the Diocese of St Albans.

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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Noel Michael Roy Beasley, DPhil, BA, BSc, Director of Mission for the Diocese of Oxford, to the Suffragan See of Hertford, in the Diocese of St Albans, in succession to the Right Reverend Paul Bayes, BA, on his translation to the See of Liverpool on the 23 July 2014.

Notes For Editors

The Reverend Canon Dr Michael Beasley, aged 46, studied first at Imperial College, London and then at Oriel College, Oxford. He trained for the ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He served as curate at Newport with Longford, Chetwynd and Forton in the Diocese of Lichfield from 1999 to 2003.

From 2003 to 2007 he was Chaplain at Westcott House, Cambridge and then Tutor in Mission and Vice Principal from 2007 to 2010. Michael combined work at Westcott with the role of Director of the Partnership for Child Development, an organisation that works to improve the health and education of school aged children in low income countries, based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College.

Since 2010 he has been Director of Mission for the Diocese of Oxford and Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. Michael Beasley is married to Lizzie and they have two children, Charlie who is 3 and Constance who is 19 months. His interests include gardening, beekeeping and hill walking.

Published 5 March 2015