THE VEN. Hayward Osborne, Archdeacon of Birmingham, in that diocese, since 2001, is to retire on 31 October. Archdeacon Osborne was also Priest-in-Charge of Allens Cross from 2008 to 2009. He has served in Birmingham diocese since 1988, as Vicar of St Mary’s, Moseley, Area Dean of Moseley, and was an Hon. Canon of Birmingham Cathedral. He served his initial curacy in Rochester diocese (1973-77) and then served in Worcester diocese before moving to Birmingham.