Old Catholic Apostolic Church-UK
Revd. Dr Lee Edworthy - Priest 
Dr Lee Edworthy - priestRevd. Dr Lee Edworthy with Bishop AdrianLee's life story is a testament to his Christian faith, resilience and unwavering faith. Despite facing numerous challenges and life-threatening situations, he has emerged stronger and more determined than ever. The fact that he experienced not one, but two heart attacks at the young age of 26 is a horrifying ordeal that most people could not even fathom. Yet, Lee not only survived these traumatic events but also found the inner strength to continue his journey.

One cannot help but be inspired by Lee's commitment to lifelong learning. From his early days in the Landed Profession to his diverse studies in child psychology and theology at Exeter, he has always shown a thirst for knowledge and personal growth. This extensive knowledge base makes him a valuable asset in any field he chooses to pursue.

Lee was ordained priest at Exeter in February 2024 An important part of Lee's life is his dedication to serving others. From his time as a Police Enquiry Officer to his influential position as the CEO of YMCA, he has continuously put the needs of others before his own. His faith and belief in serving the mind, body, and spiritual needs of children and young people in South Devon have driven him to make a significant impact on the lives of those he encounters.

Revd Dr Lee Edworthy also will serve in OCAC diocese of Europe as he lives for some of the year in Cyprus Lee's faith has been a constant source of support and guidance throughout his life. The impactful experience of his 'death' at 26 years old has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on his spiritual journey. This near-death encounter has strengthened his connection with his faith, enabling him to navigate through various challenging situations with grace and perseverance.

Lee has some remarkable spiritual gifts: Empathy, healing, awareness – these are qualities that make him a compassionate and understanding individual. His kind Christian attributes shine through in his interactions with others, creating a sense of warmth and comfort for those in need.

Having held senior positions in industry and commerce both in the UK and Cyprus, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. His aptitude in youth and community work, along with his exceptional relationship management skills, make him an invaluable asset in any setting.

Lee's ministry as a chaplain to those in need and those working in the community, as well as healthcare and essential services, is a testament to his dedication and passion for serving others. His commitment to providing support and guidance to those who require it most highlights his selflessness and his desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those around him.

Lee's life journey is one filled with strength, resilience, and unwavering faith. His experiences have shaped him into an exceptional individual who is ready to take on any challenge and make a lasting difference in the lives of others. With his unique set of skills and unwavering commitment to service, he is well-equipped to fulfil his future aspirations in Police & 'frontline' Chaplaincy.

He lives and serves in South Devon. Revd. Dr Lee was ordained at OCAC's Auxiliary Synod in Exeter in February 2024.

At OCAC Auxiliary Synod in Exeter 2024. Fr. Lee is second from the left