The Archdeacon released the following statement on April 9th:

"We are pleased to inform you that the interview panel met on Tuesday 6th March and made a nomination to the Bishop, which the Bishop has accepted. The nomination had the unanimous support of the interview panel. Due to legal processes associated with the Lord Chancellor’s Office as patron, we are unfortunately not able to give any further information at this time, although our expectation is that our next vicar is likely to be starting in September. We will let you know further information once we are able to. We would also ask that people who have met the candidates continue to keep the names confidential. May we thank everyone for their support and prayers during this time."