Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint The Reverend Canon Dr Mark Pryce MstJ as Queen’s Chaplain, from 3rd January 2017.
Mark is Chaplain of St John West Midlands and a member of West Midlands CPG. He holds this appointment in addition to his other ministries, remaining as Bishop’s Adviser for Clergy Continuing Ministerial Education in Birmingham Diocese and as Honorary Canon of Birmingham Cathedral.
This is a personal appointment by The Sovereign and Mark becomes a member of the College of Queen’s Chaplains overseen by the Clerk of the Closet, currently the Right Revd James Newcombe, Bishop of Carlisle.
He will be one of some thirty-four Queen’s Chaplains in England. As a member of Her Majesty’s Ecclesiastical Household he will wear the scarlet livery and silver-gilt badge of office. There are ten Queen’s Chaplains in Scotland.
In addition to prayer for the Sovereign, the Queen’s Chaplains preach in turn at services at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, on a system known as “The Rota of Waits”. Chaplains are invited to be in attendance at the Queen’s Garden Parties.
Mark is delighted to accept this appointment as a way of serving the Sovereign and promoting the excellent work and profound values of St John in Birmingham city region and beyond.