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Resignations and retirements

29 January 2016

Dean to retire


THE Very Revd Christopher Armstrong, Dean of Blackburn Cathedral, in that diocese, since 2001, will retire in May. Before his present post, he had held appointments in York diocese since 1985.


Archdeacon retires


THE Ven. Trevor Jones, Archdeacon of Hertford, in St Albans diocese, since 1997, will retire on 31 August. Before his present post, he had held posts in Hereford diocese since 1979.


BENNETT. The Revd Toni Bennett, Area Dean of Pool, remaining Rector of Montgomery and Forden and Llandyssil (St Asaph).

BURFORD. The Revd Anthony Burford, Vicar of St John’s and St Matthew’s, South Hornchurch (Chelmsford): 31 March.

CARTER. The Revd Wendy Carter, NS Assistant Priest in the Salter Street and Shirley Team Ministry (Birmingham).

CLAY. The Revd Geoffrey Clay, Priest-in-Charge of Kirkburton, and of Cumberworth, Denby and Denby Dale (West Yorkshire & the Dales).

FIELDING. The Revd Stephen Fielding, Canon Treasurer of Coventry Cathedral (Coventry), having become Canon Emeritus.

FRASER. The Revd Alan Fraser, NS Assistant Priest of Gravelly Hill (Birmingham): 9 February.

HALL. The Revd Noelle Hall, Priest-in-Charge of All Saints’, Canterbury. Rector of St Martin and St Paul, Canterbury, and Hon. Canon of Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury): 31 July.

HARKNETT. The Revd Linda Harknett, Priest-in-Charge of Headley with Box Hill (Guildford): 31 May.

JACQUES. The Revd Margaret Jacques, Rector of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland (Derby): 1 May.

LEES. The Revd Brian Lees, Priest-in-Charge of Hutton Cranswick with Skerne, Watton and Beswick, and of Nafferton with Wansford (York): 3 March.

LIVINGSTON. The Revd Richard Livingston, Rector of Arden Valley, and Priest-in-Charge of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote with Billesley (Coventry): 1 April.

MORIARTY. The Revd Susan Moriarty, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Gorsedd with Brynford, Ysgeifiog and Whitford (St Asaph).

PEARSON. The Revd Christopher Pearson, Team Rector in the Great Aycliffe Team Ministry (Durham): 29 February.

RIGBY. The Revd William Rigby, Vicar of Bywell and Mickley, and Disability Adviser (Newcastle): 30 April.

SEWELL. The Revd Elizabeth Sewell, Residentiary Canon of Ripon Cathedral (West Yorkshire & the Dales): 25 May.

THOMAS. The Revd David Thomas, Rector of Shenfield (Chelmsford): 1 May.

WAINAINA. The Revd Francis Wainaina, Vicar of Starbeck, and Hon. Canon of Ripon Cathedral (West Yorkshire & the Dales): 14 February.

WEST. The Revd Andrew West, Priest-in-Charge of St George’s, Gateshead, remaining Rector of Gateshead Fell (Durham): 29 February.

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