New Team shapes Foxhill

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undefinedWith Foxhill heading towards its 50th anniversary, work has begun on developing a renewed vision. The work has started with the appointment of a new Director, Assistant Director and the Foxhill Development Group led by Bishop Libby. The new Director is the Revd Jonathon Green. Jonathon is married to Anne and they have three grown-up children. Jonathon has been General Manager at Rydal Hall since 2007.

After initially training at a catering college on the Isle of Man, where he was born, Jonathon later trained in hotel management at Blackpool Catering College. He was ordained Deacon in 2013, was priested the following year, and served as a curate at Rydal and Grasmere.

Rydal Hall is the 30 bedroom Diocese of Carlisle Conference, Retreat and Holiday Centre and home to the Rydal Hall Community. While there Jonathon and his wife Anne oversaw its growth and development in line with the Diocese of Carlisle’s vision of mission and outreach. This summer Rydal Hall was recognised by the wider community when it reached the finals of the Cumbria Tourism Awards.

Speaking about his move to Foxhill Jonathon said; “I’m very excited and privileged to be at Foxhill at this time in its life and look forward with the team to building on all that has been achieved in the past. In my short time since being here I feel that Foxhill has a very welcoming atmosphere which I hope to be able to extend to everyone across the diocese and beyond.”

The Assistant Director is Chris Wood. Chris has recently returned from Malawi where he was coordinating volunteers with a charitable education and health programme. He did his degree at the University of Chester, and subsequently worked in the hospitality sector. He is excited about joining the team at Foxhill.

Bishop Libby, who chairs the Foxhill Development Group, said; “We are delighted to welcome Jonathon and Chris to Foxhill. Their experience and enthusiasm will be invaluable. Building on the work of those who have gone before, together with all the staff, the Friends and other volunteers and supporters, they are committed to ensuring Foxhill is a vital resource for the whole diocese and beyond, as a place of Christian hospitality, prayer, mission and training.”