Canon Samuel Wells will be inducted as vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields on Monday 2 July at 6.30pm.
He will be installed by the Bishop of London who says: “St Martin’s has an international role – it is very appropriate that someone with international experience has been appointed to develop the next chapter in the church’s story. The growth of the Chinese Church at St Martin’s, under the Revd Paul Lau, is an especially important aspect of its life and I look forward to supporting Sam Wells as he strengthens the links between London and Chinese Christians.”
Sam Wells was Dean of the Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University in North Carolina, USA
He succeeds Nicholas Holtam who is now Bishop of Salisbury.