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29 October 2021

Leeds archdeaconries

THE Ven. Peter Townley, Archdeacon of Pontefract, is to be also Acting Archdeacon of Halifax, in Leeds diocese. He takes over from the Ven. Dr Anne Dawtry who retires on 31 October (Gazette, 21 May). Archdeacon Townley was ordained priest in 1981 and served in Manchester and St Edmundsbury & Ipswich dioceses, before taking up his current post in 2014.


ADAMS. The Revd Mark Adams, formerly Vicar of Norwell with Ossington, Cromwell, Caunton and Sutton with Carlton on Trent, Area Dean of Newark and Southwell, and Hon. Canon of Southwell Cathedral (Southwell & Nottingham), to be Vicar of St Margaret’s, Barking (Chelmsford).

AITKEN. The Revd Deborah Aitken, Assistant Curate of Hanford (Lichfield), to be Associate Minister.

ANDREWS. The Revd Sharon Andrews, NS Assistant Curate of Glenfield and Newton Linford, to be Assistant Curate of St Anne’s and St Paul’s with St Augustine, Leicester (Leicester).

AVERY. The Revd Andrew Avery, Priest-in-Charge of Stanground and Farcet, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Fletton (Ely).

AVERY. The Revd Carol Avery, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Stanground and Farcet, to be also Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Fletton (Ely).

BESWICK PALLISTER. The Revd John Beswick Pallister, Assistant Curate of Betley and of Madeley, to be Rector of Cotes Heath and Standon and Swynnerton and Tittensor (Lichfield).

CANDLIN. The Revd David Candlin, Assistant Curate of St Martin’s and St Stephen-on-the-Downs, Epsom (Guildford), to be Team Rector in the Bloxwich Team Ministry (Lichfield).

CHAPMAN. The Revd Lynn Chapman, Priest-in-Charge of Brooke Kirstead, Mundham with Seething and Thwaite, to be also Rural Dean of Depwade (Norwich).

CHIKE. The Revd Obaka Chike, Assistant Curate of St Paul’s, East Ham (Chelmsford), to be Trainee Chaplain of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (London).

D’SOUZA. The Revd Derek D’Souza, formerly Priest-in-Charge of Prince’s Park (Rochester), to be Assistant Curate (Interim Minister) in the Wednesfield Team Ministry (Lichfield).

DIMOND. The Revd Dr Mark Dimond, Team Rector in the King’s Lynn Team Ministry, to be also Hon. Canon of Norwich Cathedral (Norwich).

DUCKETT. The Revd Helen Duckett, Team Vicar in the Bentley and Willenhall Team Ministry, to be Assistant Curate (Interim Minister) of Essington, Featherstone and Shareshill (Lichfield).

DUNLOP. The Revd Neil Dunlop, Rector of Alveley and Quatt (Hereford), to be Chaplain of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (Lichfield).

FRANKS. The Revd Katherine Franks, Assistant Curate of Cople, Moggerhanger and Willington (St Albans), to be Rector of Crayke with Brandsby and Yearsley and of Coxwold and Husthwaite (York).

GREENWAY. The Revd Gayle Greenway, Priest-in-Charge of Brownhills and Ogley Hay (Lichfield), to be Vicar.

HAWKINS. The Ven. John Hawkins, Archdeacon of Hampstead, now also Priest-in-Charge of Ponders End (London).

HEWITT. The Revd Laura Hewitt, Vicar of New Barnet, Priest-in-Charge of Lyonsdown, and Area Dean of Barnet, to be also Hon. Canon of St Albans Cathedral (St Albans).

HOWES. The Revd Stuart Howes, Priest-in-Charge of Hadley and Wellington (Lichfield), to be Vicar.

HUDSON. The Revd Alison Hudson, Assistant Curate of St Michael and St Wulfad, Stone, with St Saviour’s, Aston, to be Rector of Adbaston, High Offley, Knightley, Norbury, Woodseaves, Gnosall and Moreton (Lichfield).

HUMPHRIES. The Revd Sara Humphries, Assistant Curate of Ashley and Mucklestone and Broughton and Croxton (Lichfield), to be Associate Minister.

JARRATT. The Revd Dr David Jarratt, Rector of Lavant (Chichester), to be Assistant Curate (Resident Minister) of All Saints’, St Mary Magdalene’s and St Philip, West Bromwich (Lichfield).

JOHNSON. The Revd Helen Johnson, Priest-in-Charge of Shirehampton (Bristol), now Pastoral and Formation Tutor of Trinity Theological College, Bristol.

KELLY. The Revd Nigel Kelly, formerly Chaplain of HM Prison Dovegate, to be Chaplain of HM Prison Stafford.

KNIGHT. The Revd Lisa Knight, Assistant Curate in the Deanery of Wrockwardine Team Ministry, to be Vicar of Harlescott (Lichfield).

LANDAU. The Revd Dr Christopher Landau, Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of St Aldate’s, Oxford (Oxford), to be Director of ReSource for Anglican Renewal Ministries.

LEE. The Revd Jane Lee, Assistant Curate of the West Pendleside Benefice, to be Vicar of the East Lonsdale Benefice (Blackburn).

LEIGHTON. The Revd Catherine Leighton, Assistant Curate in the Tettenhall Regis Team Ministry, to be Assistant Curate (Assistant Minister) in the Brereton and Rugeley with Armitage Team Ministry (Lichfield).

McCAGHREY. The Revd Mark McCaghrey, Rector of Mattishall and the Tudd Valley, and Rural Dean of Dereham in Mitford, to be also Hon. Canon of Norwich Cathedral (Norwich).

MACFARLANE. The Revd Iain Macfarlane, Team Vicar in the Yate Team Ministry, now Chaplain of the Methodist Housing Association (MHA) and of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (Bristol).

McKEON. The Revd Linda McKeon, Priest-in-Charge of Farewell and Gentleshaw (Lichfield), to be Vicar.

MATLOCK. The Revd Catherine Matlock, Assistant Curate of Kings Norton (Birmingham), to be Diocesan Pioneer Minister (Lichfield).

MERCHANT. The Revd Tamsin Merchant, Vicar of St Mary’s, Hornsey Rise, to be also Area Dean of Islington (London).

MOTT. The Revd Wendy Mott, NS Assistant Curate of Corringham and Fobbing (Chelmsford), to be NS Associate Priest.

NUTH. The Revd Stephen Nuth, Rector of Woburn with Eversholt, Milton Bryan, Battlesden and Pottesgrove, to be also Hon. Canon of St Albans Cathedral (St Albans).

PARKIN. The Revd Jonathan Parkin, Assistant Curate of South Grantham (Lincoln), now Canon Missioner of Bristol Cathedral (Bristol).

PEARCE. The Revd Shirley Pearce, Assistant Curate of St Andrew with Holy Cross, Basildon (Chelmsford), to be Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Arlington, Berwick, Salmeston with Alciston and Wilmington (Chichester) (diocesan correction).

PEARCE. The Revd Simon Pearce, Assistant Curate of St Andrew’s, Chelmsford (Chelmsford), to be Priest-in-Charge.

PETHERICK. The Revd Karen Petherick, Assistant Curate of Bradwell and Porthill, to be Interim Priest-in-Charge of Milton and Norton (Lichfield).

PULLINGER. The Revd Ian Pullinger, Vicar of St Columba and the Northern Saints, Corby, and Rural Dean of Corby, to be also Hon. Canon of Peterborough Cathedral (Peterborough).

RATTIGAN. The Revd Paul Rattigan, Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Canon Chancellor of Leicester Cathedral (Leicester), to be Canon Missioner of Southwell Cathedral (Southwell & Nottingham).

ROGERS. The Revd Jane Rogers, NS Assistant Curate (Assistant Minister) of the Border Link Parishes, now also Rural Dean of Abbeydore (Hereford).

SCAMMAN. The Revd Helen Scamman, part-time Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of St Thomas’s, Lancaster, to be also Area Dean of Lancaster and Morecambe (Blackburn).

SCOTT-BROMLEY. The Revd Deborah Scott-Bromley, Vicar of Bordon (Guildford); now Assistant Curate (Associate Priest and May Moore Chaplain) in the North Wiltshire Mission Area (Bristol).

SIMPSON. The Revd Aron Simpson, Vicar of Swanwick and Pentrich, to be Interim Priest-in-Charge of Morton and Stonebroom with Shirland (Derby).

SIMS. The Revd David Sims, Assistant Curate of All Saints’, Wellington with Eyton, to be Assistant Curate (Resident Minister) of Aldridge (Lichfield).

STOCK. The Revd Edward Stock, Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Sydenham, and Forest Hill (Southwark), to be Chaplain of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (Lichfield).

TAYLOR. The Revd Gordon Taylor, Assistant Curate of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells (Rochester), to be Associate Vicar.

THURSTON-SMITH. The Revd Trevor Thurston-Smith, Rector of Wigston (Leicester), to be Vicar of Perry Beeches (Birmingham).

TURNER-CALLIS. The Revd Gillian Turner-Callis, Rector of West Hallam and Mapperley with Stanley (Derby), to be Senior Chaplain and Spirituality Adviser for Albaré Christian Care and Support, Salisbury.

WALTON. The Revd Deborah Walton, Priest-in-Charge of Prees, Edstaston and Whixall, to be Vicar, and Deanery Secondary School Liaison Officer and Chaplain (Lichfield).

WATSON. The Revd Cathryn Watson, Priest-in-Charge of Bradley (Lichfield), to be Vicar.

WIGMORE. The Revd Lisa Wigmore, Priest-in-Charge of Soundwell (Bristol), now Vicar.

WILCOX. The Revd Heather Wilcox, Team Rector in the Long Stratton and Pilgrim Team Ministry (Norwich), to be Priest-in-Charge of West Bergholt and Great Horkesley, of Langham with Boxted, and of Wormingford, Mount Bures and Little Horkesley (Chelmsford) (correction).

WOOD. The Revd Joanne Wood, Assistant Curate of Brereton and Rugeley with Armitage (Lichfield), to be Priest-in-Charge of the Flegg Group (Norwich).


JOHNSTON. The Revd Lee Johnston, Assistant Curate of Christ Church, Lanark, with Douglas, now Priest-in-Charge of St Andrew’s, Ardrossan, St Peter’s, Dalry, and of St Andrew’s Local Ecumenical Partnership, Irvine (Glasgow & Galloway).


PETERS PIETERSEN. The Revd Yejide Peters Pietersen, Vicar of St Chad, St Mary and St Alkmund, Shrewsbury (Lichfield), to be Associate Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut (ECUSA).

PLANT. The Revd Dr Thomas Plant, Chaplain of Lichfield Cathedral School (Lichfield), to be Chaplain of Rikkyo University, Japan (Nippon Sei Ko Kai).


The following now Hon. Chaplains: the Revd Stephen Brown (Edmonton Squadron); the Revd Isaac Pain (Cranfield Squadron); the Revd Andrew Platts (South Sheffield Squadron); the Revd Christopher Phillips (Willesden Squadron); the Revd Helen Dawson (Mold Squadron).


CROOKS. Captain Andrew Crooks CA, Chaplain to the Bishop of St Albans, to be also Hon. Lay Canon of St Albans Cathedral (St Albans).

GOSA. Shobha Gosa now Intercultural Pioneer Minister of the Martyrs’, Leicester (Leicester).

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