Retirement of Ruth Marlow is announced


Bishop Christopher has announced that Ruth Marlow will be retiring as Diocesan Secretary at the end of January.  Ruth has served the Diocese of Coventry in this key role for over five years.

Bishop Christopher said:

“I am hugely grateful to Ruth for joining our work and service in the Diocese of Coventry.  Ruth has brought to us great skills and professionalism, enabling us to benefit from her long and distinguished career in public service.  I’ve very much enjoyed working with Ruth and have learnt a lot from her, especially in the areas of governance, strategic planning and accountability and many more besides.  I’ve greatly appreciated Ruth’s integrity and, also the way she helped to steer the diocese through the worst of the COVID months.

With people right across the diocese I pray for a happy retirement for Ruth and the chance to enjoy more of her wonderful family.”

Ruth said:

“It has been a great honour and a privilege to have spent the last five years working for the Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance.  This has not been a particularly easy decision to make as I have always enjoyed working and it will be strange not to have that constant commitment and the responsibilities that go with it, as part of my daily routine. However, I now feel the time is right for me to move on to the next stage of my life.

It is not my intention to completely cut my ties with the Diocese as I will be continuing as a Director of the Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust until the end of my current term of office in December 2024.”

Simon Danks, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance added:

“It has been a great pleasure to work alongside Ruth for the last 18 months and I am grateful for the support that she has given to me as I have learnt about my current role.  It is evident that her diligence and her attention to detail have made a positive impact across many areas of the work of the DBF, the rewards of which will be felt well into the future. I wish her well as she moves into a new and exciting phase of life."

Ruth’s final day in the office will be 31 January 2022.


First published on: 12th November 2021