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11 March 2022

Interim archdeacon

THE Revd Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite, Hon. Priest-Vicar of Ely Cathedral since 2017, is to be Interim Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech. Dr Thistlethwaite was ordained priest in 1980 and served his title in Newcastle diocese. He served as a college chaplain and incumbent in Ely diocese, before becoming Precentor and then Sub-Dean of Guildford Cathedral. He is also a former Chaplain to the Queen. He takes up post from the Ven. Hugh McCurdy (Gazette, 28 January).


Isle of Wight post

THE Ven. Alison Kerr, Archdeacon of the Meon since 2021, and Vicar of St Cuthbert’s, Portsea, since 2019, is to be also Acting Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, in Portsmouth diocese, from 1 April. She succeeds the Ven. Peter Leonard, who is to become Chief Executive of Family Links: The Centre for Emotional Health (Gazette, 14 January).


ALLEN. The Revd Peter Allen, Priest-in-Charge of Hackenthorpe, of Woodhouse, and of Gleadless (Sheffield), to be Priest-in-Charge of Newport with Widdington, Quendon and Rickling, and Lead Chaplain of Stansted Airport (Chelmsford).

BARRY. The Revd Dr Ruth Barry, Assistant Curate of St Andrew’s, Cherry Hinton, to be Vicar of St Philip and St Stephen, Cambridge (Ely).

CHAMBERLIN. The Revd David Chamberlin, Rector of Milton, and Priest-in-Charge of Waterbeach and of Landbeach (Ely), to be Priest-in-Charge of the King’s Beck Benefice (Norwich).

COWELL. The Revd Anthony Cowell, formerly Assistant Curate of New Bury with Great Lever, to be Assistant Curate of Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough (Manchester).

DAVIS. The Revd Emily Davis, Chaplain of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, and NS Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of Huntingdon, to be Priest-in-Charge of Whittlesey, Pondersbridge and Coates (Ely).

DAVIS. The Revd Lloyd Davis, Assistant Curate of Huntingdon, to be Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar (Pioneer)) of Whittlesey, Pondersbridge and Coates (Ely).

FORSDIKE. The Revd Catherine Forsdike, Chaplain of the Inspiring Ipswich project, now also Diocesan Chaplain to the Mothers’ Union (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

FRASER. The Revd Dr Giles Fraser, Rector of St Mary’s, Newington, to be Vicar of St Anne’s, Kew (Southwark), remaining Hon. Canon of Sefwi-Wiawso, Ghana (Ho, West Africa).

GIBBS. The Revd Fiona Gibbs, formerly Vicar of St Luke’s, Hedge End, and Hon. Canon of Winchester Cathedral, to be Chaplain of the University of Winchester (Winchester).

GREEN. The Revd Marcus Green, Rector of Steeple Aston with North Aston and Tackley, to be Chaplain of Worcester College, Oxford (Oxford).

HACKETT. The Revd Richard Hackett, Priest-in-Charge of Darby End and Netherton, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Dudley Wood and Cradley Heath (Worcester).

HEWETT. The Revd Kristian Hewett, Assistant Curate of Holy Cross and St Peter’s, Shrewsbury (Lichfield), now Assistant Curate of the Good Shepherd, Chesterton (Ely).

HURD. The Revd Alun Hurd, formerly Priest-in-Charge of the High Westmorland Benefice, now Priest in the Appleby deanery (Carlisle).

JONES. The Revd Glynn Jones, Chaplain to HM Prison Haverigg, and Diocesan Chaplain to Chaplains, now Chaplaincy Adviser (Carlisle) and HM Prison and Probation Service Chaplain.

LE BRUN POWELL. The Revd Edward Le Brun Powell, Vicar of St Mary Magdalen’s, Coventry, now also Chaplain of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (Coventry).

LEWIS. The Revd Dr Hannah Lewis, Team Leader of Pastoral Services for the Deaf Community (Liverpool), now Chaplain among Deaf People (Oxford).

NORTH. The Rt Revd Philip North, Suffragan Bishop of Burnley (Blackburn), now also Assistant Bishop (Manchester).

O’LOUGHLIN. The Revd Susan O’Loughlin, NS Assistant Curate in the Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry (Carlisle), now Distinctive Deacon.

PAKENHAM. The Revd Kia Pakenham, NS Assistant Curate of Wonersh with Blackheath, to be house-for-duty Rector of Abinger and Coldharbour, Wotton and Holmbury St Mary (Guildford).

SEGGAR. The Revd Jennifer Seggar, Rector of Holbrook, Stutton, Freston, Woolverstone and Wherstead, now also Assistant Rural Dean of Samford (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

SHARP. The Red Thomas Sharp, Assistant Curate of Newcastle Cathedral (Newcastle), now Succentor of Southwark Cathedral, and Minister-in-Charge of St Hugh’s Charterhouse Mission Conventional District, Bermondsey (Southwark).

SLADE. The Revd Roland Slade, Assistant Curate in the Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham Team Ministry (Oxford), to be Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Ecclesall Bierlow (Sheffield).

TAYLOR. The Revd Patrick Taylor, Joint Area Dean of Fosse, now Area Dean, remaining Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon, Luddington and Clifford Chambers (Coventry).


HODGES. The Revd Anthony Hodges, Vicar of the Bro Ardudwy Benefice, to be Team Vicar in the Upper Eastern Valleys Ministry Area (Monmouth).

McCLEAN. The Revd Dominic McClean, Diocesan Director of Discipleship and Vocations (Bangor), to be Ministry Area Leader of the Upper Eastern Valleys Ministry Area (Monmouth).


CONNOLLY. The Revd Catherine Connolly, Assistant Curate of St Thomas’s, Ipswich (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich), to be Associate Rector of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Charlotte (Northern Carolina, ECUSA).

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