A new Archdeacon for Northampton, whose responsibilities include the Brixworth area, has been confirmed.
Canon Richard Ormston will take up his appointment on 1 February, the Archbishop of Peterborough announced recently.
The current archdeacon, the Ven Christine Allsopp, will retire at the end of this month.
There will be a farewell service in Northampton on Saturday, September 21.
The new archdeacon will share pastoral responsibilty covering an area including Brixworth, Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Towcester and Brackley deaneries.