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Resignations and retirements

20 January 2017

Bishops retire


THE Rt Revd Geoffrey Pear­son, Suffragan Bishop of Lan­caster, in Blackburn diocese, since 2006 and Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Ellel with Shireshead, in that diocese, since 2008, will retire in the summer. Before his pre­sent ap­­pointments, he had held posts in Liverpool diocese since 1989.

The Rt Revd Christopher Boyle, Assistant Bishop of Lei­cester, in that diocese, since 2009, will retire on 31 May. He was formerly Bishop of North Malawi in the Province of of Central Africa.


Dean retires


THE Very Revd Robert Key, Dean of Jersey since 2005, Priest-in-Charge of St Helier’s, Jersey, from 2005 to 2008, and Rector since 2008, will retire on 28 February. Before his present appointments, he was Director of the Church Pastoral Aid Society.


BLANCH. The Revd Dr Michael Blanch, Hon. Priest-in-Charge of Hampden Park and The Hydneye (Chichester).

COOPER. The Revd Andrew Cooper, Community Chaplain of HM Young Offenders Institution Felt­ham (London).

DAVEY. The Revd Hilary Davey, Team Vicar in the Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry, with special responsibility for Debden and Wimbish with Thunderley (Chelms­­ford).

GRAYSMITH. The Revd Penelope Graysmith, Chaplain of Katharine House Hospice, Stafford, and Family Support Team Leader (Lichfield). Mrs Graysmith left Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust Chaplaincy Services in 2012, not as stated in Gazette, 23 December (diocesan correction).

HALTON. The Revd Tony Halton, NS Assistant Curate of St John’s, West Hendon (London).

KINGSTON. The Revd Michael Kingston, Area Dean of West Lewisham, remaining Vicar of St Bartholomew’s, Sydenham, and Hon. Canon of Southwark Cathed­ral (Southwark).

ROBINSON. The Revd Denis Robinson, Chaplain of Gordon’s School, Woking: July 2017, remain­ing Hon. Assistant Curate of Bisley and West End (Guildford) (correc­tion).

THORESEN. The Revd Alveen Thoresen, NS Associate Priest of Boxwell, Leighterton, Didmarton, Oldbury-On-The-Hill, Sopworth, Badminton with Little Badminton, Acton Turville, Hawkesbury, Weston­­birt and Lasborough (Gloucester).

WHATLEY. The Revd Lionel Whatley, Vicar of Highbrook and West Hoathly (Chichester).

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