On 1st September 2021, Deputy Lieutenant Marion Brown MBE and High Sherriff of Hertfordshire Lionel Wallace DL attended the licensing of Diane and Jono Tregale who have together taken on the role of vicar at St Paul’s Church in Fleetville.
The couple, who have moved to St Albans from Sherborne in Dorset, will ‘job share’ the position – still rare in Church of England churches.
The Revds Diane and Jono Tregale were licensed together as Vicar at a special service in the church on Wednesday evening (September 1). The congregation were joined by civic leaders and representatives of the local Muslim and Jewish communities.
Speaking at the service, Bishop of Hertford Michael Beasley, said: “These two wonderful people have come to St Paul’s to minister here together. Seldom could they have taken up this ministry in more ‘interesting’ times.”
Pictured with Diane and Jono are Archdeacon Jane Mainwaring and Bishop Michael Beasley, Bishop of Hertford.
Diane and Jono Tregale’s appointment follows the retirement last October of Canon Tony Hurle, who had been Vicar at St Paul’s for more than 28 years.