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Resignations and retirements

17 December 2021

Irish dean

THE Very Revd Christopher Peters, Dean of Ross, and Rector of the Ross Union, in Cork, Cloyne & Ross diocese retired on 31 October.


ASHBY. The Revd Kevin Ashby, Team Rector in the Melton Mowbray Team Ministry (Leicester).

BUCKLEY. The Revd Debra Buckley, Vicar of Old Church, Smethwick, and Hon. Canon of Birmingham Cathedral (Birmingham): 18 January.

CLEMENTS. The Revd Doris Clements, Diocesan Curate (Tuam, Killala & Achonry).

DEERING. The Revd Stewart Deering, Assistant Curate of Gleadless Valley (Sheffield): 31 December.

FARNWORTH. The Revd Roger Farnworth, Team Rector of the Good Shepherd, Ashton-under-Lyne, and Borough Dean of Tameside (Manchester): 31 December.

FORD. The Revd Dr Christopher Ford, of St Mary the Virgin, Davyhulme, Borough Dean of Trafford, and Hon. Canon of Manchester Cathedral (Manchester), becoming Canon Emeritus.

HANCOCK. The Revd Mary Hancock, Vicar of Sutton and Rector of Witcham with Mepal (Ely): 17 January.

HOLDSTOCK. The Revd Adrian Holdstock, Vicar of St Mark’s, Peterborough, Diocesan Interfaith Adviser, Parish Development Officer, Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands, and Hon. Canon of Peterborough Cathedral, becoming Canon Emeritus of Peterborough Cathedral (Peterborough) (correction).

HOUSTON. The Revd Paul Houston, Rector of Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla (Dublin & Glendalough).

KENNEDY. The Revd Alison Kennedy, Canon for Worship and Music of Chelmsford Cathedral (Chelmsford), and Tutor of St Mellitus College.

McDONALD. The Revd Carollyn McDonald, Priest-in-Charge of Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of St Oswald’s, Ashbourne, with Mapleton, of St John the Baptist, Ashbourne, of Clifton, and of Norbury with Snelston, Acting Area Dean of Carsington, and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands (Derby): 11 January.

McKINLEY. The Revd Horace McKinley, Rector of Whitechurch (Dublin & Glendalough).

MAYO. The Revd Susan Mayo, Team Vicar in the Penkridge Team Ministry (Lichfield): 23 January.

MORRIS. The Revd Jonathan Morris, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of the Wulfric Benefice (Bath & Wells): 31 December.

NORMAN. The Revd Peter Norman, Priest-in-Charge of the Achonry Group (Tuam, Killala & Achonry).

OOSTERHOF. The Revd Liesbeth Oosterhof, Rural Dean of Samford: 1 January, remaining Rector of the Shoreline Benefice, and Hon. Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

PATTERSON. The Revd Andrew Patterson, Area Dean of Hexham: 22 January, remaining Vicar of Whitley and Chaplain of Hexham General Hospital in the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Newcastle).

SHERWIN. The Revd David Sherwin, Team Rector in the Worcestershire West Rural Team Ministry, and Hon. Canon of Worcester Cathedral (Worcester): 2 January.

SYMONDS. The Revd Alan Symonds, Priest-in-Charge of Somerton with the Charltons and Kingsdon (Bath & Wells): 9 January.

TILLEY. The Revd Steve Tilley, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Holy Trinity, Nailsea, Minister of Trendlewood Conventional District, and Rural Dean of Portishead (Bath & Wells): 12 January.

WARHURST. The Revd Jane Warhurst, Vicar of Irlam (Manchester): 15 January.

WHITE. The Revd Anne White, house-for-duty Priest-in-Charge of Aldbrough and Mappleton with Goxhill and Withernwick (York): 9 January.

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