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Resignations and retirements

17 March 2017

Bishop to retire
THE Rt Revd Dr Nigel Peyton, Bishop of Brechin since 2011, and Bishop of the Mission to Seafarers in Scotland since 2013, is to retire on 31 July. Before his consecra­tion, he had been Archdeacon of Newark, in Southwell, later South­well & Nottingham, diocese since 1999, and had held posts in that diocese since 1985, after nine years in Brechin diocese. He will re­­main an Hon. Teaching Fellow of Lancaster University, and Hon. Canon of Iowa, ECUSA.


Deans retire
THE Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper, Dean of Exeter Cathed­ral, in that diocese, since 2012, will retire on 31 August. Before his present appointment, he had been a Canon Residentiary of York Min­ster since 2000, and before that had held posts in Manches­ter, Oxford, and South­wark dio­ceses.

The Very Revd Sandra Pragnell, Dean of Limerick and Ardfert, and Rector of Limerick City, in Limerick, Ardfert, Agha­doe, Kil­la­loe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmac­duagh, & Emly diocese, since 2012, has retired. Before her recent appointments, she had held posts in Dublin & Glen­dalough and Armagh dioceses.


CLUNE. The Revd David Clune, Chap­lain of Pilgrim Hospital, Bos­ton, and house-for-duty Priest-in-Charge of the Digby Group (Lin­coln).

CUTCLIFFE. The Revd Neil Cut­cliffe, Rector of Mossley (Connor), and Canon of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast (Down & Dromore and Connor).

FOX. The Rt Revd Peter Fox, Vicar of Lakenham and Tucks­wood, Norwich: 4 July, remaining Hon. As­­sistant Bishop (Norwich).

GREENSTREET. The Revd Mark Greenstreet, Rector of Urney with Sion Mills (Derry & Raphoe).

HARMSWORTH. The Revd Roger Harmsworth, Rector of Killanne with Killegney, Rossdroit and Temple­shanbo, and Precentor of St Edan’s Cathedral, Fern, (Cashel, Waterford, Lismore, Ossory, Ferns & Leighlin): 1 July.

HEAZELL. The Revd Pamela Heazell, house-for-duty Vicar of All Hallows’, North Greenford (Lon­don); 5 June.

HILLIARD. The Revd Martin Hilliard, Rector of the Kells Group (Kells with Ballaghtobin, Kilmo­ganny, Ennisnag, Inistioge and Kilfane (Cashel, Waterford, Lismore, Ossory, Ferns & Leighlin): 16 April.

KEIGHTLEY. The Revd Thomas Keightley, Rector of Belvoir, and Precentor of Down Cathedral (Down & Dromore).

KINGSTON. The Revd Albert Kingston, Bishop’s Curate of Ar­­dagh with Tashinny, Shrule and Kilcommick, and Prebendary of Elphin Cathedral (Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh).

OVEREND. The Revd Alan Over­end, Vicar of Billinge (Blackburn): 26 August.

PATTERSON. The Revd Anthony Patterson, Hon. Priest-in-Charge of Bempton with Flamborough, Reigh­ton with Speeton (York): 30 April.

REES. The Revd Adèle Rees, Assist­ant Curate (Associate Minister) of St James with St George and St Michael, Hatcham, Chaplain of Gold­­smiths, University of London, and Woolwich Episcopal Area Ecu­men­ical Adviser (Southwark); 30 April.

RUSSELL. The Ven. Dr Brian Rus­sell, Senior Chaplain in Oslo with Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger, and oversight of the Anglican Church in Norway (Europe): 16 June.

SCAIFE. The Revd Andrew Scaife, Chaplaincy Team Leader of the Wirral University Teaching Hos­pital NHS Foundation Trust (Ches­ter): 31 March.

WRIGHT. The Revd Stewart Wright, Rector of Conwal with Aughanunshin and Gartan, and Canon of St Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe (Derry & Raphoe).

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