Review of 2007: Appointments

19 December 2007

Episcopal changes: top left: now the Bishop in Iran, the Rt Revd Azad Marshall; right: the new Primate of Southern Africa, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba; below him: the new Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt Revd Suheil Dawani; below: the new Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Alan Harper, with his wife Helen. Above far left: Dr Sarah Foot, new Reguis Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford. Next to her the Very Revd David Richardson

Episcopal changes: top left: now the Bishop in Iran, the Rt Revd Azad Marshall; right: the new Primate of Southern Africa, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba...

THE Rt Revd Alan Harper, Bishop of Connor, was elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland in January. The Rt Revd Thabo Makgoba, Bishop of Grahamstown, was elected Archbishop of Cape Town in September.

Other episcopal appointments included those of the Rt Revd Nigel Stock as Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, translated from Stockport; the Rt Revd Dr John Inge as Bishop of Worcester, translated from Huntingdon; the Very Revd Dr Robert Gillies as Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney; Canon Mark Strange as Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness; Canon Alan Abernethy as Bishop of Connor; the Revd Andrew Proud as Bishop of the Horn of Africa.

The Rt Revd Suheil Dawani, Bishop Coadjutor in Jerusalem, as Bishop; the Rt Revd Michael Lewis as Bishop of Cyprus & the Gulf, translated from Middleton; the Rt Revd Azad Marshall, Episcopal Vicar-General in Iran, as Bishop; the Ven. Richard Ellena as Bishop of Nelson.

The Bishop of Dover (the Rt Revd Stephen Venner) as Bishop for the Falkland Islands; Canon Humphrey Southern as Bishop of Repton; the Revd Clive Gregory as Bishop of Wolverhampton; the Revd Keith Sinclair as Bishop of Birkenhead; the Ven. Mark Bryant as Bishop of Jarrow; Canon Nerva Cot Aguilera as Suffragan Bishop of Cuba.

The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby, former Bishop of Worcester and Bishop to Prison, as President of the National Council of Independent Monitoring Boards; the Bishop of Liverpool (the Rt Revd James Jones) as Bishop to Prisons; the Rt Revd Graeme Knowles, former Bishop of Sodor & Man, as Dean of St Paul’s.

AMONG other clerical appointments were those of the Ven. Sheila Watson as Archdeacon of Canterbury; the Ven. John Guille as Dean of Southwell; Canon Dr Robert Gillies (see above), and the Revd Kenneth Rathband, successively as Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane; the Revd Kenneth Letts as Archdeacon of France; the Revd Barry Dodds as Archdeacon of Belfast.


The Revd Nigel Dunne as Dean of Cork; the Revd Philip Patterson as Archdeacon of Down; the Revd Karen Gorham as Archdeacon of Buckingham; Canon Justin Welby as Dean of Liverpool; Canon Peter Hill as Archdeacon of Nottingham; the Revd Elwyn Cockett as Archdeacon of West Ham; the Revd Dermot Dunne as Archdeacon of Ferns.

The Ven. Jonathan Greener as Dean of Wakefield; the Revd Ian Watson as Archdeacon of Coventry; the Ven. Arthur Siddall as Archdeacon of Switzerland; the Revd John de Wit as Archdeacon of North-West Europe; the Revd Peter Townley as Archdeacon of Pontefract.

The Revd Dr Michael Ovey as Principal of Oak Hill Theological College; the Revd Nigel Biggar as Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford; the Ven. George Howe, Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness, as Chairman of the Church and Community Fund; Brother Nicholas Alan SSF as Guardian of Glasshampton Monastery.

The Revd Dr Ian McIntosh as Principal of the Eastern Region Ministry Course; the Ven. Peter Ballard, Diocesan Director of Education for Blackburn, and Archdeacon of Lancaster, as also first Chairman of the Board of the University of Cumbria; the Revd Dr Joseph Kennedy as Principal of the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield; the Very Revd David Richardson as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

LAY APPOINTMENTS included those of Dr Sarah Foot as Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford; Mark Duthie as Organist and Director of Music of Brecon Cathedral; Tim Friend as Sport Ambassador of Southwell diocese; Andrew Carwood as Director of Music of St Paul’s Cathedral; Maurice Smith as Diocesan Director of Education of Manchester; Loyd Grossman as Chairman, and the Prince of Wales as Patron, of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Katherine Dinese-Williams as Organist of Guildford Cathedral; Sarah Baldock as Organist and Director of Music of Chichester Cathedral; Lindsay Gray as Director of the Royal School of Church Music.

ALSO appointed were Commissioner Betty Matear of the Salvation Army as Moderator of the Free Churches Group (Free Church Federal Council); Bishop Discuros as Patriarch of Eritrea; the Revd Dr David Cornick as General Secretary of Churches Together in England; Metropolitan Daniel of Moldavia and Bucovina as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

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