THE new rector of Hexham will be instituted into his role tonight on video conferencing platform, Zoom.

The Reverend David Glover will formally become the new Rector of Hexham later in an online ceremony led by the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman.

Rev. David has been Rector at Holy Trinity in Washington and he succeeds Canon Dagmar Winter, who left the Abbey last year to become Bishop of Huntingdon.

He said: “So much has changed in these last few weeks and our communities have faced enormous challenges and a great deal of pain. But amidst the change, I still feel the deep calling of God to be here in Hexham and to serve the Abbey and the people of this wonderful community and I pray that together we can bring hope and comfort in these difficult times and fashion a future which is joyful and lifegiving and full of God’s love.”