Longtime agricultural PR and communications specialist Geoff Dodgson was ordained as a Deacon in Ely Cathedral by Bishop Stephen Conway last month. Former AIC chief executive David Caffall acted as his personal sponsor.

Reverend Geoff will continue to do some PR work, advise several agrisupply businesses and serve on the boards of several charities, including the Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ Charitable Trust. But his main focus will be serving as a curate in the 15 rural parishes that make up the Papworth Team Ministry located between Cambridge and St Ives.

“Having spent some 30 years as a lay minister, I was finally persuaded to get a dog collar fitted!” he comments.