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Appointment of Third Church Estates Commissioner

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has announced the appointment of Mr Andrew Mackie to serve as Third Church Estates Commissioner in succession to Timothy Walker. 

Andrew Mackie, who was recently been appointed as Director of Legal Services and General Counsel for Oxford University, was previously a corporate partner of Linklaters LLP, having been based in their New York,  Hong Kong  and London offices. A committed Anglican, he has worshipped at Chelsea Old Church.

As Third Church Estates Commissioner, he will chair the Pastoral, Closed Churches, and Bishoprics and Cathedrals Committees as well as being a member of the Board of Governors.

Dr Williams said: 'I am very pleased that the Church Commissioners will be getting a Commissioner with such significant legal experience. His involvement in parish life will give him an important perspective in his work."

Andrew Mackie said: "I am delighted to serve the Church of England in this way. I look forward to contributing to the support provided by the Commissioners for the work of the Church."


The post of Third Church Estates Commissioner was advertised earlier this year on the retirement of Timothy Walker. Mr Mackie will begin his duties on the 1st January 2013.

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