Dean and Assistant Dean of Women's ministry
Revd Canon Debbie Flach
Debbie has served all her ordained ministry in the Diocese in Europe. She was ordained deacon in 1994 at St Peter’s Chantilly and was priested in 1997 at Holy Trinity, Maisons-Laffitte. She has Chaplain at Christ Church, Lille since 2007 and appointed as a Canon of Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral in Brussels in 2007.
Debbie has served in many representative roles including all levels of Synod since her ordination in 1994. She was involved in the Strategic Review led by Bishop David. Debbie's appointment as Dean of Women’s Ministry is the latest among several ‘firsts’ for women in her clergy career. Debbie is an Area Dean in France and has served on Bishop’s Council.
Debbie has outlined three initial areas she will be highlighting across women’s stipendiary ministry, encouraging women clergy to apply for posts, and pastoral care. She also want to encourage and grow the number of women clergy in senior roles in our diocese by actively encouraging women clergy to apply for posts at all levels.
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Revd Dr Catriona Laing
Catriona’s call to the priesthood was influenced by her desire to join those building the Kingdom of God with the poor and marginalized. She was ordained in the Diocese of Southwark, where she was involved in the Church of England’s work in inter-faith relations at diocesan and national levels. Her academic interests are in the area of Muslim Christian relations, specifically the role of prayer in deepening inter-faith relations. Before moving to Belgium in 2019, Catriona worked in parishes in London and Washington D.C.
In addition to serving St Martha & St Mary’s Leuven, Catriona is Associate Chaplain at Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels with a particular remit to encourage the chaplaincy’s social justice ministry