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Resignations and retirements

21 January 2022

Plymouth retirement

THE Suffragan Bishop of Plymouth, in Exeter diocese, since 2015, the Rt Revd Nicholas McKinnel, is to retire in August 2022. He will be 68. The Bishop grew up in Devon, studied law, and worked for a development agency before ordination in 1980. He served his title in London diocese and was Chaplain to the University of Liverpool, before moving to Exeter diocese in 1987. He was consecrated to be Suffragan Bishop of Crediton in 2012. He has been nominated as High Sheriff of Devon for 2023.


BING. The Revd Alan Bing, Rector of Ulverston, and Hon. Canon of Carlisle Cathedral (Carlisle): 30 April.

BIRD. The Revd Nicholas Bird, Rural Dean of Derwent: 28 January, remaining Rector of the Rural East York Benefice, and Canon and Prebendary of York Minster (York).

BLOOMFIELD. The Revd John Bloomfield, Priest-in-Charge of the Flegg Coastal Benefice (Norwich): 1 May.

BURR. The Revd Anna Burr, Priest-in-Charge of Haddlesey with Hambleton and Birkin and of Carlton by Snaith and Drax (York).

BURRELL. The Revd David Burrell, Rector of the Four Rivers Benefice (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich): 30 April.

COLLIER. The Revd John Collier, Rector of Mamhilad with Monkswood and Glascoed Chapel and of Goetre with Llanover, and Chaplain of Lay Licensed Ministries (Monmouth).

COOPER. The Revd Nigel Cooper, Chaplain of Anglia Ruskin University, and Hon. Canon of Ely Cathedral (Ely): 1 February.

CUTLER. The Revd Nicholas Cutler, Rector of Rougham, Beyton with Hessett and Rushbrooke (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich): 31 January.

DOSE. The Revd Lara Dose, Priest-in-Charge of St Andrew’s and St Agnes’s, Romford, and Lead Chaplain of the Romford Town Centre Chaplaincy Team (Chelmsford).

DOTCHIN. The Revd Andrew Dotchin, Rural Dean of Colneys, remaining Vicar of St John the Baptist and St Edmund’s, Felixstowe, and Hon. Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

EARL. The Revd Stephen Earl, Rector of Lavenham with Preston (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich): 31 May.

GAY. The Revd Perran Gay, Chaplain to the Isles of Scilly (Truro): 22 October.

GUEST. The Revd Michael Guest, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Killamarsh and Renishaw, with special responsibility for Renishaw (Derby): 25 January.

HARVEY. The Revd Simon Harvey, Vicar of St Mary’s and St Peter’s District Church, Bury St Edmunds (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich): 31 May.

HEDGER. The Revd Graham Hedger, Priest-in-Charge of the Orebeck Benefice (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich): 30 April.

KELLEN. The Revd David Kellen, Vicar of St Mellons (Monmouth).

KNOTT. The Revd John Knott, Rector of Foulridge, Laneshawbridge and Trawden (Blackburn): 17 April.

LEWIS. The Revd Trevor Lewis, Rural Dean of Andover, remaining Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the Pastrow Benefice (Winchester).

LITTLER. The Revd Dr Alison Littler, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the Mid Torfaen Benefice (Monmouth).

MEADWAY. The Revd Jeanette Meadway, Vicar of St Martin’s, Plaistow (Chelmsford).

MOURANT. The Revd Stephen Mourant, Assistant Curate (Associate Rector) of Farleigh, Candover and Wield (Winchester).

PEARSON. The Revd Lindsey Pearson, Area Dean of Armley, remaining Team Rector in the Beeston Team Ministry (Leeds).

PEAT. The Revd Matthew Peat, Area Dean of Whitkirk, remaining Vicar of Whitkirk, and Hon. Canon of Ripon Cathedral (Leeds).

SEAGO. The Revd Timothy Seago, Vicar of Totteridge (St Albans).

SEARLE. The Revd Mark Searle, Rector of Bath Weston with North Stoke and Langridge (Bath & Wells).

SHOESMITH. The Revd Kathia Shoesmith, Area Dean of Brighouse and Elland, remaining Vicar of Bradshaw and Holmfield, Area Dean of Halifax and Calder Valley, and Hon. Canon of Bradford Cathedral (Leeds).

SIDDALL. The Revd Dr Mark Siddall, Assistant Curate of the Draycot Benefice (Bristol): 14 May.

SMITH. The Revd John Smith, Area Dean of Harrogate, remaining Vicar of Pannal with Beckwithshaw (Leeds).

STRASZAK. The Revd Edmund Straszak, Vicar of All Saints’, Chorley (Blackburn): 19 April.

WICK. The Revd Patricia Wick, Pioneer Minister of Longhill (Bishop’s Mission Order) (York), remaining Canon of Maridi (Maridi, South Sudan): 30 April.

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