28 February 2020

Acting archdeacon

THE Acting Archdeacon of Oxford is the Revd Dr Peter Groves, Vicar of St Mary Magdalen’s, Oxford, since 2013, Hon. Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, since 2016, Senior Research Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, since 2017, and Assistant Archdeacon of Oxford since 2018. He takes office in the vacancy between the Ven. Martin Gorick, now Suffragan Bishop of Dudley in Worcester diocese, and the installation of the Ven. Jonathan Chaffey (Gazette, 31 January).

AIREY. The Revd Simon Airey, Vicar of Criftins with Dudleston and Welsh Frankton, to be also Chaplain of the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, Oswestry (Lichfield).

ALLIES. The Revd Dr Lorna Allies, formerly Hon. Assistant Curate of Acle and Bure to Yare, to be NS Assistant Curate (Assistant Priest) of St Peter Mancroft with St John Maddermarket, Norwich (Norwich).

ATACK. The Revd Elaine Atack, Assistant Curate (Associate Min­ister) of Fauls, Tilstock and Whitchurch (Lich­field), to be Vicar of Frodsham (Chester).

BATESON. The Revd Jack Bateson, Assistant Curate of the Calehill with Westwell Benefice, to be part-time Chaplain of Benenden School (Canterbury).

BATESON. The Revd Tracey Bateson, formerly Bishop’s Missioner in Ospringe deanery, and Assistant Curate of Eastling with Ospringe and Stalisfield with Otterden, and of the Brents and Davington with Oare and Luddenham, now part-time Chaplain of Benenden School (Canterbury).

BLOOR. The Revd Terence Bloor, Vicar of Basford, Priest-in-Charge of Wolstanton, and Rural Dean of Newcastle, to be Interim Minister in the Stafford Area, remaining Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral (Lichfield).

CLAWSON. The Revd Jeffrey Clawson, Priest-in-Charge of St Anselm of Canterbury, Garden Grove (Los Angeles, ECUSA), to be Interim Minister in the Radcliffe Team Ministry (Manchester).

CRAIG. The Revd Gillean Craig, formerly Vicar of St Mary Abbots, Kensington, and Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral (London), now Interim Priest-in-Charge of Littlebourne and Ickham with Wickhambreaux and Stodmarsh, and Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the Canonry Benefice, with special responsibility for Wingham (Canterbury).

DAVIES. The Revd John Davies, Priest-in-Charge of Clapham-with-Keasden and Austwick (Leeds), to be Vicar.

DEAKIN. The Revd John Deakin, formerly Team Rector in the Emmanuel Church, Bentley, and Holy Trinity, Willenhall, Team Ministry now Assistant Chaplain of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (Lichfield).

DUDLEY. The Revd Elizabeth Dudley, Priest-in-Charge of Castle Cary and Ansford, and Rural Dean of Bruton and Cary, now Vicar of Christ Church and St Mary’s, Frome (Bath & Wells).

HIGGINS. The Revd Richard Higgins, formerly Chaplain of the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough), now Rector of Old Cleeve, Leighland and Treborough (Bath & Wells).

HOLLYWELL. The Revd Catherine Hollywell, Assistant Curate (Pioneer Curate) of Pride Park, Wilmorton, Allenton and Shelton Lock, to be Pioneer Minister of the Journey Community (Bishop’s Mission Order) (Derby).

HOLLYWELL. The Revd Julian Hollywell, Vicar of Spondon, now also Priest-in-Charge of St Philip’s, Chaddesden, with St Mark’s, Derby (Derby).

KITE. The Revd Paul Kite, Team Vicar in the North Downs Team Ministry, to be Priest-in-Charge of West Sheppey (Canterbury).

MASON. The Revd Nigel Mason, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) in the White Cross Mission Community, to be Bishop’s Chaplain (Exeter).

MACHIRIDZA. The Revd Douglas Machiridza, Vicar of St Andrew’s, Handsworth, and Priest-in-Charge of St James’s, Handsworth, to be Area Dean of Handsworth and Central (Birmingham) (correction).

McCLELLAND. The Revd Claire McClelland, Team Vicar in the Dorchester and the Winterbournes Team Ministry (Salisbury), to be Priest-in-Charge of the Upper Weardale Benefice (Durham).

PALIN. The Revd Elizabeth Palin, Team Vicar in the Stroudwater Team Ministry, now also Assistant Area Dean of Stroud (Gloucester).

POLLARD. The Revd Samuel Pollard, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Woodford Wells (Chelmsford), to be part-time.

POWELL. The Revd Jason Powell, Assistant Curate of Middleton and Thornham, to be Vicar of Norden with Ashworth and Bamford (Manchester).

RAE SMITH. The Revd Tristram Rae Smith, Rector of the Camelot Parishes, now also Assistant Area Dean of Bruton and Cary (Bath & Wells).

RATCLIFFE. The Revd Dr Elizabeth Ratcliffe, Rector of St Michael’s, Tilehurst, now also Associate Area Dean of Reading (Oxford).

ROGERS. The Revd Kevin Rogers, Rector of Abbas and Templecombe, Henstridge and Horsington, now also Area Dean of Bruton and Cary (Bath & Wells).

SACCALI. The Revd Christine Saccali, Assistant Curate in Greater Athens, Greece (Europe), to be Assistant Chaplain.

SALMON. The Revd Philip Salmon, Priest-in-Charge of Pitsmoor, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of St Cuthbert’s, Fir Vale, Sheffield, and of St Peter’s, Ellesmere, to be also Area Dean of Ecclesfield (Sheffield).

SAYER. The Revd Simon Sayer, Vicar of Tipton, to be Vicar of All Saints and St Michael, Shrewsbury (Lichfield).

SMITH. The Revd Justine Smith, Priest-in-Charge of the Marshland Benefice, to be also Area Dean of Snaith and Hatfield (Sheffield).

STEELE. The Revd Harry Steele, Diocesan Church Growth Officer, to be Rector of Therfield with Kelshall (St Albans).

SWIFT. The Revd Jessica Swift, Vicar of St Ann’s, South Tottenham, now also Edmonton Area Dean of Women’s Ministry (London).

THORN. The Revd Dr Simon Thorn, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) in the Hermitage Team Ministry (Oxford), and Chaplain of Winchester College (Winchester), now Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of St Mary the Virgin with St Cross and St Peter in the East, Oxford (Oxford).

TOPHAM. The Revd Benjamin Topham, Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of Gerrards Cross and Fulmer (Oxford), now Assistant Curate (Associate Rector) of St George with St Paul, Stamford (Lincoln).

WAY. The Revd Alison Way, Vicar of South Nutfield, and Croydon Area Officer for Lay Mission and Ministry (Southwark), now Rector of Wincanton and Pen Selwood (Bath & Wells).

WILSHIRE. The Revd Rosanne Wilshire, Assistant Curate of Heath Town, to be Priest-in-Charge of St Stephen’s, Willenhall, and Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of St Giles’s, Willenhall, and of St Anne’s, Willenhall (Lichfield) (diocesan correction).


MAHON. Rachel Mahon, Assistant Director of Music of Coventry Cathedral (Coventry), to be Director of Music (correction).

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