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10 September 2021

St Andrews dean

THE new Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane is the Very Revd Graham Taylor, Rector of St John the Baptist, Perth, since 2014, and Canon of St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, since 2019, in the same diocese. Canon Taylor was ordained priest in 2002 and served in Aberdeen & Orkney diocese in parishes and as Diocesan Director of Ordinands, before taking up his current post. He succeeds the Very Revd Kenneth Rathband, who retired on 31 August and had served as Dean of the diocese from 2007, and Rector of Holy Trinity, Dunfermline, since 2018. Dean Rathband was ordained priest in 1987 and served in the dioceses of Brechin and Edinburgh, as well as St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane.


ATKINS. The Revd Benedict Atkins, Priest-in-Charge of Canning Town (Chelmsford), now Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Whitehawk (Chichester).

ATKINSON. The Revd Dr Philip Atkinson, Minister-in-Charge of St Mark’s Conventional District, Swanswell, Coventry, and Leader of St Mark’s, Coventry, (Bishop’s Mission Order), now also Priest-in-Charge of St Peter’s, Coventry (Coventry).

BALL. The Revd Jane Ball, Rector of East Meon, of Langrish and of Weston Meon and Warnford, and Area Dean of Petersfield (Portsmouth), now Chaplain of Christ’s Hospital, Horsham (Chichester).

BARON. The Revd Vanessa Baron, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Lyminster and Wick, to be Canon Treasurer of Chichester Cathedral (Chichester).

BEAKEN. The Revd Dr Robert Beaken, Priest-in-Charge of Great and Little Bardfield (Chelmsford), to be Priest-in-Charge of Catsfield and Crowhurst (Chichester).

BEYNON. The Revd Wyn Beynon, Vicar of the Wychebrook Benefice, Rural Dean of Droitwich, and Hon. Canon of Worcester Cathedral, now Hon. Priest-in-Charge of Churchill-in-Halfshire with Blakedown and Broome, and Hon. Assistant Curate (Curate-in-Charge) of Belbroughton with Fairfield and Clent (Worcester).

BICKLEY. The Revd Elizabeth Bickley, Rector of the Hexagon Benefice, to be Priest-in-Charge of Dordon and of Baddesley Ensor with Grendon (Birmingham).

BOSHER. The Revd Philip Bosher, Vicar of Winshill and Bretby, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Immanuel Church, Stapenhill (Derby).

BROADHEAD. The Revd Lynn Broadhead, part-time Vicar of Thorpe Hesley, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Kimberworth and Kimberworth Park, and Oversight Minister in the Cornerstone Mission Area (Sheffield).

COATES. The Revd Richard Coates, Vicar of St Peter’s, Brighton, Priest-in-Charge of Whitehawk, and Canon and Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral, now also Priest-in-Charge of Aldrington (Chichester).

CROWLEY. The Revd Thomas Crowley, Assistant Curate of St Saviour and St Peter, Eastbourne, to be Assistant Curate of Christ Church and St Mary Magdalene with St Peter and St Paul, St Leonards (Chichester).

DAY. The Ven. John Day, Priest-in-Charge of St Chad’s, York, now Assistant Curate of St Clement with St Mary, Bishophill, York, and of Bishopthorpe, remaining Diocesan Mission Strategy Development Officer, and Assistant Chaplain to the Archbishop of York (York).

DUNN. The Revd Dr Nicholas (Jack) Dunn, part-time Parish Development Officer, to be also Canon Precentor of Chichester Cathedral (Chichester).

FACCINI. The Revd Dr Sandra Faccini, Vicar of Ottershaw, to be house-for-duty Priest of Mickleham, in Leatherhead and Mickleham (Guildford).

JENKINS. The Revd Sarah Jenkins, Assistant Curate of the Orwell and Deben Rural Benefice, to be Rector of the Combs and Finborough Benefice (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

KUIN LAWTON. The Revd Dr Theresa Kuin Lawton, Chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford, Vicar of Black Bourton, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of Bampton with Clanfield, and Area Dean of Witney (Oxford), to be Canon Missioner of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester).

McGINLEY. The Revd John McGinley, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar, Resourcing Church) of Holy Trinity with St John the Divine, Leicester, Priest-in-Charge of the Holy Apostles with St Oswald, Leicester, and Hon. Canon of Leicester Cathedral (Leicester), now Executive Director of the 10,000 New Churches Project.

MARSHALL. The Revd Alistair Marshall, Assistant Curate of St Peter’s, Brighton, now also Assistant Curate of Aldrington (Chichester).

MURRAY. The Revd Dr Philip Murray, Assistant Curate of St Peter’s, Stockton-on-Tees, and of Elton (Durham), to be Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of St Mary the Less, Cambridge (Ely).

NICHOLSON. The Revd Andrew Nicholson, Rector of the Elmete Trinity Benefice (Leeds), now Chaplain of Ardingly College (Chichester).

OPALA. The Revd Lisa Opala, NS Assistant Curate of Nunthorpe, now also Chaplain to the James Cook University Hospital, in the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (York).

PAVLOU. The Revd Paul Pavlou, Assistant Curate of Bletchley (Oxford), now Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of Holy Cross, Caludon, Coventry, and of Wyken (Coventry).

PITTARIDES. The Revd Renos Pittarides, Rector of East Horsley, to be also Area Dean of Leatherhead (Guildford).

ROBERTSON. The Revd Iain Robertson, Team Vicar in the Tamerton Foliot and Southway Team Ministry (Exeter), to be Vicar of Bordon (Guildford).

SEAR. The Revd Julie Sear, Rector of Hartfield with Coleman’s Hatch, now also Rural Dean of Rotherfield (Chichester).

SHERIFF. The Revd Suzanne Sheriff, Assistant Curate of Fulford, now Interim Priest-in-Charge, remaining Canon and Prebendary of York Minster (York).

SMITH. The Revd Andrew Smith, Assistant Curate of St Nicholas and All Saints, and St Helen’s, Worcester, to be Curate-in-Charge of Bengeworth, in Bengeworth and Hampton with Sedgeberrow and Hinton-on-the-Green (Worcester).

STARTIN. The Revd Frank Startin, NS Assistant Curate of Winshill and Bretby, to be also NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Immanuel Church, Stapenhill (Derby).

SULLIVAN. The Revd Lucy Sullivan, Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity, Bosham, now Priest-in-Charge of Aldwick and of Pagham (Chichester).

THOMAS. The Revd Timothy Thomas, Priest-in-Charge of Bowling, to be also Assistant Area Dean of Inner Bradford (Leeds).

VINE. The Revd James Vine, Vicar of Stone Cross with North Langney, now also Priest-in-Charge of Pevensey (Chichester).

WALKER. The Revd Martin Walker, Assistant Curate of Crawley (Chichester), to be Priest-in-Charge of Greystoke with Penruddock, Mungrisdale and Matterdale, and Mission Community Leader of the Blencathra Mission Community (Carlisle).

WEATHERILL. The Revd Martha Weatherill, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of St Paul’s, Chichester, with Westhampnett, now Interim Priest-in-Charge of Lavant, remaining Rural Dean of Chichester (Chichester).

WEAVER. The Revd Alan Weaver, Vicar of Jarvis Brook, to be Vicar of Langney (Chichester).

WOODWARD. The Revd Merriel Woodward, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Willingdon, to be Assistant Curate of Pevensey (Chichester).

YOUNG. The Revd Carole Young, Assistant Curate of Kingsbury, and of Baxterley with Hurley and Wood End and Mere Vale with Bentley (Birmingham), to be Associate Priest of both.

ZUCKERT. The Revd Calum Zuckert, Assistant Curate of St Paul’s, Winchmore Hill (London), to be Minor Canon (Youth Chaplain) of St Albans Cathedral (St Albans).


ELLIS. The Revd Dr Kevin Ellis, Vicar and Ministry Area Leader of Bro Eleth, now Vicar and Ministry Area Leader of Bro Madryn (Bangor).

JONES. The Ven. Andrew Jones, Ministry Area Leader of Bro Enlli, now Associate Vicar, remaining Archdeacon of Meirionnydd (Bangor).

ap ROBERT. The Revd Rhun ap Robert, Vicar of Neath Rectorial Benefice (Llandaff), now Vicar and Ministry Area Leader of Bro Enlli (Bangor).


The following now Hon. Chaplains: the Revd Samuel Patterson (Caldicot Squadron); the Revd Dr Janneke Blokland (Horsham Squadron).

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