Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Shropshire
High Sheriffs greatly value the tradition of appointing their own Chaplain for their support and advice and for their assistance at shrieval church services and on other formal occasions. In Shropshire one of the most significant events of the High Sheriff’s year is the Legal Service which gives thanks for the Queen’s Peace and our Heritage.
This formal church service is attended by the Lord Lieutenant, High Court Judges, visiting High Sheriffs and other prominent county dignitaries. The Chaplain’s time and support are also most generously and freely given
Rev’d Prebendary Mike Kinna
For the first 24 years of my working life, I was very much involved in Agriculture, after college in Lincolnshire, working my way across all elements of the industry, including Herdsman and to my preferred arable. I was arable working manager on 2000 acres of Herefordshire for 10 years.
It was from there that I answered the call to priesthood in the Church of England and after training at Chichester Theological College was ordained Deacon in Hereford Cathedral in 1986 the following year Ordained Priest also in Hereford in 2008 I was installed as a Prebendary in Hereford Cathedral. I served as curate of Leominster, team vicar of The Wenlock Team Ministry and for the last 18 years as Rector of the Broseley Group of Parishes, I retired in 2011.
My interests have included motorcycling, which took my wife and I across Europe and beyond, I was for many years a RoSPA Gold advanced motorcycle tutor.
I and my wife Eirwen now live near our daughter and family in Lincoln, where my ministry in the church continues on a part time basis. I was Honoured to be Catherine Lady Forester’s Chaplin 25 years ago and equally honoured to be chaplain to Selina Graham in the coming year.