URC appoints new Deputy General Secretary of Discipleship

The Revd Adrian Bulley, currently Synod Clerk for the United Reformed Church (URC) National Synod of Wales and Convenor of the URC Business Committee, has been appointed the new Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship).

In January, Adrian had been seconded to the role of Assistant General Secretary, for a period of seven months, to assist the Revd Dr John Bradbury, URC General Secretary, who had been covering the deputy role following the retirement of the Revd Richard Church in July 2020. As interim Assistant General Secretary, Adrian had concentrated on safeguarding as well as other areas of the department.

Adrian said: “I’m very much looking forward to the challenges and opportunities which this role will bring. Having got to know many of the staff in the Discipleship team over the last few months during my secondment as Assistant General Secretary, I have seen first-hand what dedicated, innovative and all-round wonderful people they are. It will be a joy to work alongside them in advocating and supporting cradle to grave discipleship: the formation of the people of God into their full potential for faithfulness and service.”

Simon Walkling, Moderator of the National Synod of Wales said, “We have benefitted from Adrian’s experience and expertise over the time he has served as Synod Clerk and we’re thankful for what he has brought to the role. Our prayers go with him as he prepares for this new challenge.”

Adrian begins his new role on 1 September.