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Resignations and retirements

04 June 2021

Hackney archdeacon

THE Ven. Elizabeth Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, in London diocese, since 2016, is to step down on 13 August. Archdeacon Adekunle was ordained priest in 2008, and has served in parishes, as a hospital chaplain, and as Chaplain of St Mellitus College and of St John’s College, Cambridge. She remains a Chaplain to the Queen.


BAZELY. The Revd Stephen Bazely, Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Willaston (Chester): 30 June.

BOURNE. The Revd Colin Bourne, Vicar of Toton, remaining Area Dean of Nottingham South (Southwell & Nottingham).

BURKETT. The Revd Christopher Burkett, Diocesan Director of Ministry: 31 July, remaining Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity, Chester, and Hon. Canon of Chester Cathedral (Chester).

COUZENS. The Revd Carolyn Couzens, Priest-in-Charge of the Bridge Parishes, remaining Priest-in-Charge of Spetisbury with Charlton Marshall and Blandford St Mary, and holding pastoral responsibility for Langton Long, Tarrant Keyneston and Tarrant Rushton (Salisbury).

DEWES. The Revd Deborah Dewes, Vicar of St Luke’s, Brislington: 18 July, remaining Hon. Canon of Bristol Cathedral (Bristol).

ELLIOTT. The Revd Nigel Elliott, Vicar of Sinfin (Derby): 31 July.

MOLESWORTH. The Revd Helen Molesworth, Assistant Curate of Malpas and Threapwood and Bickerton (Chester): 30 June.

MORRIS. The Revd Steven Morris, Interim Priest-in-Charge of Cowley: 13 June, remaining Vicar of St Cuthbert’s, North Wembley, and NS Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of South Kenton (London).

OLIVER. The Revd Susan Oliver, Priest-in-Charge of Churchill-in-Halfshire with Blakedown and Broome, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Belbroughton with Fairfield and Clent, Diocesan Warden of Readers, and Hon. Canon of Worcester Cathedral, now Canon Emeritus (Worcester).

PORTER. The Revd Shiela Porter, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of St George the Martyr, Deal (Canterbury).

SMITH. The Revd Stephen Smith, Priest-in-Charge of Mabe (Truro): 18 July.

SMITHSON. The Revd Dr Philip Smithson, OLM Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) in the Monkwearmouth Team Ministry (Durham): 30 June.

TOZE. The Revd Stephen Toze, Rector of Wilshamstead and Houghton Conquest (St Albans): 25 June.

TULLY. The Revd David Tully, Rector of Chester le Street (Durham).

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