The Rev James Pacey has been appointed as the new curate at St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall.
James lived in Newark and trained as a priest for three years in Cambridge before he was ordained at Southwell Minster. He is married to Rachael and they have two cats and a budgie.
He said: “I am very much look forward to serving in Hucknall as my first curacy. I have received a warm welcome.”
He succeeds the Rev Sergiy Diduk, who served at the church for four years.