New Diocesan Director for Missio in Arundel & Brighton Diocese
Bishop Richard Moth and Missio’s National Director, Fr. Anthony Chantry are delighted to announce that Missio’s new Diocesan Director for the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton is to be Deacon Duncan Brown.
Missio’s Diocesan Directors are responsible for leading each diocese’s focus on Mission and promoting support for Missio, the Pope’s own Charity for overseas Mission. The work of the organisation involves raising money to support the 1069 Mission Dioceses throughout the developing world which are too young or too poor to support themselves. This takes place through the Red Box Scheme which has existed in the vast majority of Catholic parishes in England and Wales for the past 80 years.
Deacon Duncan will be helping all those in Arundel and Brighton Diocese interested in discerning how they can become more deeply involved in the Church’s mission and in becoming Missionary Disciples.
Duncan Brown was ordained deacon in 2016 and serves in the parish of St Mary Star of the Sea, Hastings. He is married with two teenage children. Having worked with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company for a number of years, he now works in a family firm as a funeral director in St. Leonards on Sea.
Deacon Duncan says ‘ I am excited to be taking up this role in 2019, following Pope Francis’s announcement of the Extraordinary Month of Mission due to take place throughout October. I look forward to working with the team at Missio as well as Missio’s diocesan directors from all over England and Wales. I would like to encourage anyone who is interested in becoming involved with our Mission work in the diocese to contact me.’
If you would like to get in touch with Deacon Duncan with regard to promoting Missio in your parish or would like to become more involved in the promotion of Mission more generally in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, kindly contact Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.