The Anglican Centre in Rome has announced the appointment of a new deputy director, the Revd Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony, to succeed the Revd Marcus Walker. Walker, who was appointed to his post in May 2014, is leaving to take up a post in the City of London.
Lewis-Anthony, who will take up his new role in February next year, has previously served as Precentor and Cathedral Chaplain at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; Rector of St Stephen’s Church, Hackington in the diocese of Canterbury; Associate Dean of Students and Director of Anglican Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary in the USA; and Associate Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Ecclesiastical and Practical Theology.
His publications include “Circles of Thorns” (Mowbray / Bloomsbury, 2008), “If you meet George Herbert on the road, kill him” (Mowbray / Bloomsbury, 2009) and “You are the Messiah and I should know” (Bloomsbury / Continuum, 2013).
The director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, said: “I am delighted that Justin Lewis-Anthony is joining the team at the Anglican Centre. He brings a wealth of experience which will be invaluable.”
Marcus Walker is to become Rector of St Bartholomew the Great in the City of London. Born in Jerusalem, Walker spent his childhood in the Holy Land, Moscow and Cairo. He read history at Oxford, where he was President of the Union, before working as a parliamentary researcher for four years. He was ordained a deacon in 2011 and priest in 2012. He served a curacy in London prior to his move to Rome.