A Whalley man has been appointed senior advisory lawyer to the National Church Institutions of the Church of England.
Paul Stevenson (35) is an old boy of Clitheroe Royal Grammar School from where he went to Worcester College, Oxford.
Paul, who lives in Harrow with his wife Suzy, graduated in 2004 and spent a year at law school and was called to the bar by Middle Temple in 2006.
As a boy Paul was a choirboy and organ scholar at Clitheroe Parish Church.
His parents, Peter and Lynne, live in Whalley.
His paternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs Brian Stevenson, were at St Paul’s Church, Low Moor, Clitheroe, from the period 1982 to 1989.
Paul begins his new job this month when he joins a small team of legal experts based at Church House, Westminster.
He will help to provide professional legal services to the National Church Institutions of the Church of England (principally the General Synod, the Archbishops’ Council, the Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board) and some other national Church bodies, such as the Churches Conservation Trust.