Revd Canon Lee Thomas Francis-Dehqani

The Bishop of Leicester is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani who holds Permission to Officiate in the diocese and who was formerly Team Rector of the Benefice of Oakham (All Saints, Ashwell, Braunston, Brooke, Egleton, Hambleton, Langham, Market Overton, Teigh and Whissendine and Rural Dean of Rutland in the Diocese of Peterborough, as Interim Team Rector of the Benefice of the Fosse Team for a period of eighteen months. The date of Lee’s licensing will be announced in due course. Lee’s contact details are: The Bishop’s House, 48 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicester, LE7 7PR; mobile: 07827 668169; email: Lee has commented – I am very pleased to be able to join the Fosse Team at a strategically important time for their Parishes. My interim appointment is less than full time and time limited precisely so I can focus in working with the Team and its ministers on a development plan to allow them a more stable future. It is my hope that the time I work there will prepare the ground for the appointment of a substantial Team Rector in due course. I am indebted to the people and ministers of the Oakham Team for all the support they have given me over the years which stands me in good stead to take on this new challenge. You are all in my thoughts as you also seek as new Team Rector. Guli joins me in sending her good wishes.