10 August 2018

Archdeacon of Rochester

THE next Archdeacon of Rochester is to be the Revd Andrew Wooding Jones, formerly the Director of the World Prayer Centre in Birmingham, from 2012 to 2014, during which time he lived as part of the Lee Abbey Small Missional Community in Aston, and assisted at Aston Parish Church and with the diocese’s Transforming Church programme. Before that, he was Resident Director of Ashburnham Place, from 2000 to 2012. Since moving to Rochester diocese, he has helped to establish St Benedict’s Centre at Malling Abbey and been Interim Co-ordinator of IME2 and CMD. He is married to Margaret, a pastoral worker, and they have two grown-up children. He will take up his new post in September.

ADU-BOACHIE. The Revd Francis Adu-Boachie, Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Wembley, to be Team Rector in the Edgware Team Ministry, remaining Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral (London).

AYLETT. The Revd Barbara Aylett, OLM in the Harlow Town Centre with Little Parndon Team Ministry (Chelmsford), to be Associate Priest.

BARRETT. The Revd Dr Alastair Barrett, Rector of Hodge Hill, now also Co-Area Dean of Coleshill (Birmingham).

BARTON. The Revd Dr Andrew Barton, Priest-in-Charge of All Saints’, Headley (Guildford), to be Rector.

BLAKELY. The Revd Mark Blakeley, Assistant Curate in the Becontree South Team Ministry, to be Chaplain to the Bishop of Chelmsford (Chelmsford).

BOULTER. The Revd Paul Boulter, Assistant Curate of Christ Church, Bedford (St Albans), to be Vicar of Caton with Littledale, and of Over Kellet (Blackburn).

BRIDGEWATER. The Revd Guy Bridgewater, Team Rector in the Horsham Team Ministry, and Rural Dean of Horsham (Chichester), to be Rector of Bath Abbey (Bath & Wells).

BRIGGS. The Revd William Briggs, Assistant Curate of St Nicolas’s, Newbury, and St Mary’s, Speenhamland (Oxford), to be Interim Vicar of the Vine Benefice, Sheffield (Sheffield).

BROWN. The Revd Phillip Brown, Team Vicar in the South Wye Team Ministry, now Priest-in-Charge of Burghill (Hereford).


CHAPMAN. The Revd Lynn Chapman, Priest-in Charge of Brooke, Kirstead, Mundham with Seething and Thwaite, now also Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands (Norwich).

CONN. The Revd Christopher Conn, Assistant Curate of Laleham (London), to be Pastoral Care Co-ordinator of Fulwood (Sheffield).

CORNISH. The Revd Rachel Cornish, Priest-in-Charge of the Alde River Benefice (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich), to be Rector.

DAVIS. The Revd Timothy Davis, Vicar of Clifton upon Dunsmore with Newton and Brownsover (Coventry), to be Team Vicar in the Dunstable Team Ministry, with responsibility for St Fremund the Martyr, and Chaplain of Manshead C of E Academy, Dunstable, and of All Saints’ Academy, Dunstable (St Albans).

DEBOYS. The Revd David Deboys, Team Vicar in the Southampton City Centre Team Ministry, now Vicar of St Michael’s, Southampton (Winchester).

DESCOMBES. The Revd Raymond Descombes, NS Assistant Curate in the Becontree South Team Ministry (Chelmsford), to be Associate Priest.

ELVIDGE. The Revd Joanna Elvidge, Priest-in-Charge of Hythe, to be Vicar, remaining Assistant Area Dean of Lyndhurst (Winchester).

FINCH. The Revd Jonathan Finch, Team Vicar in the Southampton City Team Ministry, now Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s, Southampton (Winchester).

FOOT. The Revd Daniel Foot, Assistant Curate of Sandy (St Albans), now Rector of St Martin’s, Guernsey (Canterbury and Winchester).

GAGEN. The Revd Valerie Gagen, house-for-duty Assistant Curate (Assistant Priest) of Smannell with Enham Alamein, in Pastrow, and Chaplain to the Enham Trust (Winchester), to be house-for-duty Assistant Curate (Assistant Priest) in the North Bury Team Ministry and of the Lark Valley Benefice (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

GORHAM. The Revd Andrew Gorham, Canon Emeritus of Birmingham Cathedral, now also Interim Priest-in-Charge of St Paul’s, Birmingham (Birmingham).

HAND. The Revd Philip Hand, Assistant Curate (Assistant Priest) in the Southampton City Centre Team Ministry, now Assistant Curate (Assistant Priest) of St Michael’s, Southampton (Winchester).

HASSELL. The Revd Christopher Hassell, formerly Assistant Curate of Aldridge (Lichfield), to be Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of All Saints’, Falmouth, and Pioneer Minister for Transforming Mission (Truro).

HEWITT. The Revd Christopher Hewitt, Assistant Curate of Barlings and of the South Lawres Group, to be Rector of the Walesby Group (Lincoln).

HILL. The Revd Alison Hill, Assistant Curate in the Southampton City Centre Team Ministry, now Assistant Curate of St Mary’s, Southampton (Winchester).

HOLLEY. The Revd Paul Holley, Team Rector in the Bodmin Team Ministry, to be also Rural Dean of Trigg Minor and Bodmin (Truro).

KENNEDY. The Revd Alison Kennedy, Team Vicar in the North Lambeth Team Ministry (Southwark), to be Canon for Worship and Music of Chelmsford Cathedral and Tutor of St Mellitus College (Chelmsford).

KURZ. The Revd Nathaniel Kurz, Assistant Curate of Esher, now Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of East Molesey (Guildford).

LAMB. The Revd Scott Lamb, Team Rector in the Bexley Team Ministry (Rochester), to be Rector of Ste Marie du Castel, and Vicar of St Matthew Cobo, Guernsey (Canterbury and Winchester).

LEATHERS. The Revd Daniel Leathers, Assistant Curate of Whitfield (Derby), to be Vicar of St Mark’s, Haydock (Liverpool).

McQUILLEN-WRIGHT. The Revd Christopher McQuillen-Wright, Priest-in-Charge of St Columb Minor and St Colan, to be also Rural Dean of Pydar (Truro).

NORTON. The Revd Sam Norton, Rector of West with East Mersea, Peldon, Great and Little Wigborough, and Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Fingringhoe with East Donyland and Abberton with Langenhoe (Chelmsford), to be Vicar of Parkend and Viney Hill, and Associate Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations Adviser (Gloucester).

PARKIN. The Revd Jonathan Parkin, formerly Diocesan Fresh Expressions Enabler, to be Interim Minister of the Trinity, South Grantham, and in Grantham deanery (Lincoln).

PAUL. The Revd Rosalind Paul, Rector of Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon and Stratford St Mary, and Acting Rural Dean of Hadleigh (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich), to be house-for-duty Canon Treasurer of Wells Cathedral (Bath & Wells).

PAXTON. The Revd Elizabeth Paxton, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the Hedinghams and Upper Colne Benefice (Chelmsford), to be Rector.

PERRY. The Revd William Perry Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Millbrook (Winchester), to be Vicar of Hawley and of Minley (Guildford), remaining Canon of Ruvuma (Ruvuma, Tanzania).

POLLARD. The Revd Samuel Pollard, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of St Mary’s, Loughton, to be Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Woodford Wells (Chelmsford).

POULTNEY. The Revd Andrew Poultney, Interim Pioneer Minister of Wordsworth Avenue, Sheffield, to be Priest-in-Charge, remaining Interim Pioneer Minister of Parson Cross, Sheffield, and of Norwood, Sheffield (Sheffield).

ROBILLIARD. The Revd Juliette Robilliard, Assistant Curate of St André de la Pommeraye, Guernsey (Canterbury & Winchester), now also Chaplain of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

SARVANANTHAN. The Revd Sudharshan Sarvananthan, Priest-in-Charge of Brigham, Clifton, Dean and Mosser, and Network Youth Church Leader (Carlisle), to be Rector of Wyberton and Vicar of Frampton (Lincoln).

SAWYER. The Revd James Sawyer, Assistant Curate of Baldock with Bygrave, to be Rector of Hormead, Wyddial, Anstey, Brent Pelham and Meesden (St Albans).

SELLIN. The Revd Jacqueline Sellin, Assistant Curate in the Southampton City Centre Team Ministry, now Assistant Curate of St Michael’s, Southampton (Winchester).

STEPHENS. The Revd Rebecca Stephens, Rector of the Whitacres, Lea Marston, and Shustoke, and Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry, now also Co-Area Dean of Coleshill (Birmingham).


THOMAS. The Revd Jeffrey Thomas, Priest-in-Charge of Porth Newydd, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Dinas with Penygraig (Llandaff).


BARLOW. David Barlow to be Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance (Blackburn).

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