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14 February 2020

Doncaster archdeacon

THE next Archdeacon of Doncaster is to be the Revd Javaid Iqbal, Team Rector in the Aldenham, Radlett and Shenley Team Ministry, in St Albans diocese, since 2013.

Mr Iqbal was ordained in Pakistan, where he served from 1997 to 2000. He held posts in Leicester diocese from 2000 to 2007, and was an Hon. Canon of Leicester Cathedral. During his time in St Albans diocese, he has been a vocations adviser and a BAME vocations champion, and chaired the House of Clergy.

He and his wife, Mussarat, have four children, all studying at university.

He will be installed on 16 May, to succeed the Ven. Steve Wilcockson, who retired at the end of last year (Gazette, 3 January).


Safeguarding lead bishops

THE new lead bishop for safeguarding, and chairman of the National Safeguarding Steering Group will be Dr Jonathan Gibbs, Bishop of Huddersfield, in Leeds diocese. He takes over from the Rt Revd Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath & Wells, at the end of February. Dr Gibbs will be supported by the Rt Revd Deborah Sellin, the Suffragan Bishop of Southampton, in Winchester diocese, who takes up the post of deputy lead bishop for safeguarding.


CHAMBERS. The Revd Timothy Chambers, Assistant Curate of West Bridgford, to be Vicar of the Cranmer Group (Whatton with Aslockton, Hawksworth, Scarrington, Orston and Thoroton) (Southwell & Nottingham).

CHANDLER. The Revd Susan Chandler, NS Assistant Curate (Assistant Priest) of Olton, to be NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Solihull (Birmingham).

CHARKHAM. The Revd Rupert Charkham, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge (Ely), to be Vicar of St Michael with St Philip, Chester Square (London), remaining Chaplain to the Queen.

CHING. The Revd Harry Ching, formerly Assistant Curate in Famagusta and Jebel Ali (Cyprus & the Gulf), to be Assistant Curate (Assistant Vicar for International Ministry) of St Martin-in-the-Fields (London).

GILBERT. The Revd Rebecca Gilbert, Team Vicar in the Lordsbridge Team Ministry (Ely), to be Assistant Curate (Pioneer Minister) of Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale, of Dent with Cowgill, and of Firbank, Howgill and Killington (Carlisle).

GODDARD. The Revd Trevor Goddard, NS Priest-in-Charge of the Annunciation, South Kenton, to be also NS Assistant Priest (Associate Vicar) of St Cuthbert’s, North Wembley (London).

GRAY. The Revd Ann Gray, part-time Chaplain to Newcastle University, to be also part-time Priest-in-Charge of Kingston Park (Newcastle).

GRENFELL. The Revd James Grenfell, Director of Portsmouth Pathway (Portsmouth), to be Chaplain of Whipps Cross Hospital (Chelmsford).

GWYNN. The Revd Fiona Gwynn, Assistant Curate of Haslemere and Grayswood (Guildford), to be house-for-duty Associate Minister.

HILDITCH. The Revd Rachel Hilditch, Assistant Curate of Hampton (Ely), to be Associate Pioneer Minister.

KOSLA. The Revd Ann Kosla, Vicar of Church Langley, to be Chaplain of St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood (Chelmsford).

MORGAN. The Revd Christopher Morgan, NS Assistant Curate of St Andrew’s, Stoke Newington, to be Chaplain to the Bishop of Stepney (London).

MORRIS. The Revd Steven Morris, Vicar of St Cuthbert’s, North Wembley, to be also NS Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of the Annunciation, South Kenton (London).

MOTT. The Revd Dr Marjorie Mott, formerly NS Assistant Curate of Greenhill, to be NS Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Roxeth (London).

PERRYMAN. The Revd James Perryman, Priest-in-Charge of Leek Wooton (Coventry), to be Vicar.

SEYMOUR. The Revd Dr John Seymour, formerly Tutor of St Augustine’s College, now Interim Minister of Eastcote (London).

TODD. The Revd Sarah Todd, Assistant Curate of Tuffley, to be Vicar, and Priest-in-Charge of Matson (Gloucester).



BRYANT. The Revd Huw Bryant, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the Enlli Ministry Area (Bangor), to be Mission Area Leader in the Dyffryn Clwyd Ministry Area (St Asaph).

SPAREY-TAYLOR. The Revd Rebecca Sparey-Taylor, Assistant Curate in the Wrexham Mission Area, to be Priest-in-Charge in the Denbigh Mission Area (St Asaph).

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