The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James, has announced the appointment of the Revd Canon Ian Bentley as the next Archdeacon of Lynn.
Canon Ian Bentley originally trained and worked as a teacher. Ordained in 1995, he has served for the whole of his ministry in the Diocese of Norwich.
Beginning as a curate in Mattishall, he moved to the Earsham group of parishes in South Norfolk in 1998 prior to becoming the Vicar of Oulton Broad in 2006. Last year he came to Norwich as the Interim Vicar of St Peter Mancroft.
Ian Bentley will be installed as Archdeacon of Lynn in Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 9 September at 3.30pm.
He succeeds John Ashe who served as Archdeacon of Lynn since 2009 and whose farewell service took place in Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 11 March.