Simon Cade has been appointed to the role of diocesan secretary, within the Diocese of Truro.

Simon has carried out the role on an interim basis since January, and his appointment was made following an internal recruitment process and interview.

Bishop Philip said he is delighted by Simon’s appointment. He said: “I know that those who have worked with Simon over recent months will warmly welcome this news.

‘Unique combination of gifts’

“Personally I am delighted and thank God for sending us someone with such a unique combination of gifts and such an evident desire to serve both the Kingdom and Cornwall to the best of his considerable abilities.

“Do join with me in thanking God for this and – as I’m sure you will – please give Simon your full support. We face challenging and uncertain times ahead: but we trust in the faithfulness and the goodness of our God to lead us on together.”

Simon was diocesan director of education & discipleship prior to his move into the interim diocesan secretary role. He had held that post since 2014.


Before that, Simon was in parish ministry and was latterly the Team Rector of Redruth.

Simon is originally from Portland in Dorset, he is married to Catherine and was ordained in 1994.

He said: “ I am honoured and somewhat daunted by the trust put in me, but I know that I have an outstanding team around me. I am confident that, building on the firm foundations of Esther Pollard’s work, we will be ready to respond to God’s call for the Church of England in Cornwall. Thank you to all those who in this most challenging of years have given so much to sustain and grow our work, I look forward to the next steps in this adventure.”