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25 May 2018

New Dean of Wakefield

THE next Dean of Wakefield, in the diocese of Leeds, is to be Canon Simon Cowling, Rector of Bolton Abbey. He was previously Canon Precentor of Sheffield Cathedral. He has served on the Executive of the Association of English Cathedrals, is vocations adviser for Bishops’ Advisory Panels, and chairs the Greater Churches Network. Originally from Essex, he studied at Cambridge, and trained for ordination at Lincoln Theological College. He is married to Anne, and they have three children. News


ALLCOCK. The Revd Jeremy Allcock, Vicar of St Stephen with St Luke, Paddington (London), to be Rector of St Martin-in-the-Bullring, Birmingham (Birmingham).

BLOOM. The Revd Lara Bloom, Assistant Curate of Abenhall with Mitcheldean, to be Priest-in-Charge of the Forest Edge Group (Gloucester).

BROWN. The Revd Jane Brown, Assistant Curate of Bramham (York), to be Rector of Garforth (Leeds).

CHAMBERLAIN. The Revd Helen Chamberlain, Assistant Curate of The Cookhams (Oxford), to be Vicar of St Peter and St Paul, and of St Mark, Mansfield (Southwell & Nottingham).

CLARK. The Revd Jonathan Clark, Associate Vicar of Christ Church, Bangkok (Singapore, South East Asia), to be Chaplain of St Michael’s, Paris, France (Europe).

COE. The Revd Michael Coe, Rector of Silverhill, Interim Priest-in-Charge of St Ethelburga’s, St Leonards-on-Sea, and Rural Dean of Hastings (Chichester), to be Vicar of All Saints’, Ilkley (Leeds).

CORNE. The Revd Ronald Corne, formerly Rector of Broughton with Bossington and Houghton and Mottisfont, now Clergy Retirement Officer (Winchester).

DAVIS. The Revd Judith Davis, Rector of Hathersage with Bamford and Derwent, and Grindleford, now also Adviser for Women in Ministry (Derby).

DRAKE-SMITH. The Revd Jacqueline Drake-Smith, Assistant Curate of Merrow, now Vicar of Wrecclesham (Guildford).

FAWNS. The Revd Lynne Fawns, formerly Vicar of London Colney, and Hon. Canon of St Albans Cathedral, now Canon Emeritus (St Albans).

GODSON. The Revd Mark Godson, formerly Hon. Assistant Curate of Abinger and Coldharbour and Wotton and Holmbury St Mary (Guildford), and Locum Director of St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre (London), now Priest-in-Charge of Ewyas Harold with Dulas, Kenderchurch, Abbeydore, Bacton, Kentchurch, Llangua, Rowlestone, Llancillo, Walterstone, Kilpeck, St Devereux and Wormbridge (Hereford).

HIGHAM. The Revd Pauline Higham, house-for-duty Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Combs and Little Finborough, and of Great Finborough with Onehouse, Harleston, Buxhall and Shelland (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich), now Canon Emeritus of St Albans Cathedral (St Albans).

HUMPHREYS. The Revd Asa Humphreys, Assistant Curate of Talbot Village (Salisbury), to be Priest-in-Charge of Heybridge with Langford (Chelmsford).

IVES-SMITH. The Revd Susan Ives-Smith, Assistant Curate of Tideswell (Derby), to be Priest-in-Charge of Newbold de Verdun, Barlestone and Kirkby Mallory, and of Peckleton (Leicester).

KENNAUGH. The Revd Gary Kennaugh, Assistant Curate of Lache cum Saltney, to be Vicar of Holy Trinity and Christ Church, Stalybridge (Chester).

KNOWLES. The Revd Philip Knowles, Vicar of St Catherine’s, Richmond Road, Sheffield, now also Co-Area Dean of Attercliffe (Sheffield).

MACKENZIE. The Revd Peter Mackenzie, Vicar of West Ealing, to be Vicar of St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes (London).

McEUNE. The Revd Patrick McEune, Priest-in-Charge of Fingringhoe with East Donyland and Abberton with Langenhoe, and Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of West with East Mersea, Peldon, Great and Little Wigborough (Chelmsford), to be Rector of the Binbrook Group (Lincoln).

NOBLE. The Revd Jack Noble, Assistant Curate of St Martin’s, Ruislip, to be Assistant Curate of St Marylebone with Holy Trinity, and Chaplain of St Marylebone C of E School, Chaplain of St Marylebone C of E Bridge School, and Chaplain of the University of Westminster (London).

OAKLEY. The Revd Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral (London), to be Dean of Chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge (Ely), remaining Deputy Priest in Ordinary to the Queen, and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College, London.

PARKER. The Revd Emma Parker, Priest-in-Charge of Easington and Easington Colliery, to be Deputy Warden of Cranmer Hall (Durham).

ROWLAND. The Revd Andrew Rowland, Vicar of West Moors, to be Rector of Wimborne Minster, remaining Rural Dean of Wimborne (Salisbury).

SEABOURNE. The Revd Joanna Seabourne, Priest-in-Charge of Woodhouse and Wrangthorn, and Associate Rector of St George’s, Leeds, to be Director of the Diocesan Intern Programme at St George’s, Leeds (Leeds).

SCHOFIELD. The Revd Sarah Schofield, Team Vicar of All Saints’, in the Central Wolverhampton Team Ministry, now Senior Chaplain to the University of Wolverhampton, remaining Wolverhampton Area Adviser for Women in Ministry, Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral, and Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry (Lichfield).

STOTHERS. The Revd Neil Stothers, Priest-in-Charge of the South Croxton Group, and Deanery Secondary Schools Work Enabler, to be also Priest-in-Charge of the Burrough Hill Parishes (Leicester).

UPTON. The Revd Julie Upton, Team Rector in the Sheffield Manor Team Ministry, and Hon. Canon of Sheffield Cathedral, now also co-Area Dean of Attercliffe (Sheffield).

WARD. The Revd Tracy Ward, Assistant Curate of St Anne’s, Sale, to be Vicar of St Thomas’s, Mellor (Chester).

WHARTON. The Revd Thomas Wharton, Priest-in-Charge of West End, to be Vicar of Romsey (Winchester).

WIGNALL. The Revd Daniel Wignall, Vicar of Shottermill, now Diocesan Mission Adviser (Guild­ford).

WRIGHT. The Revd Sarah Wright, Chaplain of University Hospitals of Leicester, and Leicester Partnership NHS Trusts, to be house-for-duty Priest of the Burrough Hill Parishes and of the South Croxton Group (Leicester).



BARRATT. The Revd Philip Barratt, Hon. Canon Residentiary of Bangor Cathedral, to be also Canonicus Tertius and member of the Cathedral Chapter, remaining Assistant Vicar in the Bro Deiniol Ministry Area (Bangor).



BARNETT. Andrew Barnett, Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, committee member of Healthwatch England, Director of the Forces in Mind Trust, and Trustee of the Association of Charitable Foundations, to be the Chair of the Church Urban Fund.

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