Canon Paul Townsend VG has asked to step down from being Coordinating Pastor of Avon Stour Pastoral Area and Dean of St. John XXIII Deanery West Solent, in order to devote himself more completely to his other duties. I express here our profound gratitude to him for his service. Meanwhile, I am pleased to announce that Fr. John Chadwick has agreed to take on this role. With thanks, please remember him in your prayers.