Leominster Priory Church has announced the appointment of a new Rector.

In a statement, the Priory said: "The Lord Chancellor is pleased to announce that Rev Guy Spenser Cole, presently Area Dean of Bracknell and presently Rector of Easthamstead in the Diocese of Oxford, has been appointed as Team Rector of the Leominster Team ministry."

Rev Cole will replace Mike Kneen who retired last year after 12 years as Rector of Leominster.

He will lead the Leominster Team Ministry, a group of 22 other churches.

Rev Cole will be licensed at 7pm on Monday, October 11 by the Bishop of Hereford in the Priory.