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Resignations and retirements

10 January 2020

Ludlow retirement

THE Suffragan Bishop of Ludlow, the Rt Revd Alistair Magowan, is to retire at the end of April, aged 65. He has served in this post and as Archdeacon of Hereford since 2009, and has been Acting Bishop of Hereford during two vacancies, including the current one.

Bishop Magowan was ordained priest in 1982 and, after serving his title in Sheffield diocese, served in Durham and Guildford dioceses, before becoming Archdeacon of Dorset and a Canon and Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral.

Over the past 11 years, he has promoted growth and discipleship; helped to establish the Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy; developed ecumenical work across the diocese; and supported intergenerational mission work.

The Bishop of Hereford Designate, the Rt Revd Richard Jackson, said that he would be missed for his “pastoral care, love, kindness and support for clergy and lay leaders”.

Bishop Magowan is married to Louise, an NSM of Church Stretton, also in Hereford diocese.


BONE. The Revd Simon Bone, Priest-in-Charge of Chacewater with St Day and Carharrack, of St Sty­­thians with Perranarworthal and Gwennap, of Feock, and of Devoran, Assistant Rural Link Officer, As­­­sistant Diocesan Director of Ordin­ands, and Hon. Canon of Truro Ca­­thedral (Truro).

DARMODY. The Revd Richard Darmody, Rector of the Ramseys and Upwood, Assistant Diocesan Dir­ector of Ordinands, and Hon. Canon of Ely Cathedral (Ely): 19 March.

DRAPER. The Revd John Draper, Rector of St Mary the Virgin, Rowner, and Hon. Canon of Ports­mouth Cathedral (Ports­mouth).

DUGUID. The Revd Alison Duguid, Vicar of Marden, and Director of the Dio­cesan Poverty and Hope Appeal (Canterbury): 29 February.

FITZGERALD. The Revd Melanie Fitzgerald, Vicar of Walkley (Shef­field): 29 February.

HANNA. The Revd Steven Hanna, Vicar of St Elisabeth’s, Becontree (Chelmsford): 29 February.

HASSELL. The Revd Christopher Hassell, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of All Saints’, Falmouth, and Pioneer Minister for Transforming Mission (Truro): 19 February.

JAMES. The Revd Jeffrey James, NS Assistant Curate of Mylor with Flushing (Truro): 1 May.

LUFF. The Revd John Luff, Hon. Priest-in-Charge of Sparkbrook with Balsall Heath (Birmingham): 12 April.

NORTH. The Revd Robert North, Team Rector in the West Hereford Team Ministry, and Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral (Hereford): 29 February.

PLATTS. The Revd Dr Timothy Platts, Priest-in-Charge in the Green­­­­­­stead with St Anne’s, Col­­chester, Team Ministry (Chelms­ford): 29 Feb­ruary.

REILLY. The Revd Susan Reilly, Priest-in-Charge of Chevington (New­­­­castle): 29 February.

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