ST GREGORY’S Church in Dawlish has welcomed its new vicar, Revd Linda Cronin.

Revd Cronin was licensed at the parish church in the presence of the Rt Rev Jackie Searle, Bishop of Exeter, with family, friends and the congregation.

Revd Cronin joins St Gregory’s from a parish in Belfast and follows Revd Dallas Ayling who left the church last year.

The appointment of Revd Cronin was announced in October to her new role in the parish which includes Holcombe, Cofton and Starcross, known as the Dawlish Coast Mission Community.

Linda takes up the role of team rector.

She was given a warm welcome by the St Gergory’s congregation.