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04 February 2022

Norwich archdeacons

THE Interim Archdeacon of Norwich is to be the Revd Keith James, Director of Ministry in Norwich diocese since 2020, and Residentiary Canon of Norwich Cathedral since 2015. He was ordained priest in 1994, served his title in Lincoln diocese, before moving to Worcester diocese in 2003, where he served until 2015. He will take up post on 6 March for nine months, and retain his current posts.

Two Acting Archdeacons of Lynn have been appointed, also. They are the Revd Christopher Davies, Team Vicar in the Heart of Norfolk Team Ministry since 2017, and the Revd Sally Theakston, Bishop’s Chaplain since 2019, Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands since 2016, and Hon. Canon of Norwich Cathedral since 2010.

Fr Davies was ordained priest in 1987, served his title in Southwark diocese, and moved to Norwich diocese in 2006, where he has served as incumbent and rural dean. Canon Theakston served as a Parish Deacon in London and Southwark dioceses before ordination in 1994. She served her title in Southwark diocese, was also a Chaplain to the Royal Navy, and has served in Norwich diocese since 2002.

The Revd Derek Arnold, Team Rector in the Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! Team Ministry, and Rural Dean of Hartland (Exeter), to be Priest-in-Charge of Seale and Lullington with Coton in the Elms and of Walton-on-Trent with Croxall, Rosliston with Linton and Castle Gresley (Derby) (correction).

BOULTER. The Revd Paul Boulter, Vicar of Caton with Littledale (Blackburn), now part-time Vicar.

CARROLL. The Revd Mark Carroll, Assistant Curate of Ab Kettleby and Holwell with Asfordby, to be also Assistant Curate of Old Dalby, Nether Broughton, Saxelbye with Shoby, Grimston and Wartnaby, with pastoral responsibility for Asfordby, Holwell, Ab Kettleby, Grimston, Wartnaby, and Saxelbye with Shoby (Leicester).

CHURCH. The Revd Linda Church, formerly Diocesan Director of Ministry, and Hon. Canon of Ely Cathedral (Ely), to be NS Warden of Licensed Lay Ministers (Norwich).

CROSSMAN. The Revd Maria (Manette) Crossman, Priest-in-Charge of Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon and Stratford St Mary, now also Assistant Rural Dean of Hadleigh (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

DUNCAN. The Revd Graham Duncan, NS Assistant Curate of St Mary’s, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, to be Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Baslow, in Baslow and Eyam (Derby).

EVENS. The Revd Jonathan Evens, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (London), to be Team Rector in the Wickford and Runwell Team Ministry (Chelmsford).

FROST. The Revd Paul Frost, Rector of St John the Baptist and the Epiphany, Corby, and Priest-in-Charge of Gretton with Rockingham and Cottingham with East Carlton, to be also Hon. Canon of Peterborough Cathedral (Peterborough).

GILBERT. The Revd Howard Gilbert, Rector of Minchinhampton with Box and Amberley, and Hon. Canon of Gloucester Cathedral, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Avening and Cherington (Gloucester).

KNIGHT. The Revd Suzanne Knight, formerly NS Assistant Curate of St John the Evangelist and St Stephen, Reading, now NS Assistant Curate of St Agnes with St Paul and St Barnabas, Reading (Reading Gateway Church) (Oxford).

LANE. The Revd Robert Lane, Priest-in-Charge of Borden, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Milton Regis, Murston, Bapchild and Tonge (Canterbury).

MARTIN-SCOTT. The Revd Guy Martin-Scott, Assistant Curate of Coxley with Godney, Henton and Wookey, now Rector of Farmborough and Marksbury and Stanton Prior, and Community Organiser and Pioneer Minister in Chew Magna deanery (Bath & Wells).

MATTHEWS. The Revd Hayley Matthews, Diocesan Director of Lay Training, to be also Hon. Canon of Ripon Cathedral (Leeds).

NOYES. The Revd Gary Noyes, NS Rector of Peopleton and White Ladies Aston with Churchill and Spetchley and Upton Snodsbury and Broughton Hackett, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Abberton the Flyfords, Naunton Beauchamp and Bishampton with Throckmorton, of Fladbury, Hill and Moor, Wyre Piddle, Cropthorne and Charlton, and of Stoulton with Drake’s Broughton and Pirton and Norton (Worcester), to be house-for-duty Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Waterside Benefice (Norwich).

PARKES. The Revd Patrick Parkes, Team Rector in the Newton Abbot Team Ministry, and Rural Dean of Newton Abbot, now Interim Minister of Kenton with Mamhead in the Five Red Churches Mission Community, and of Starcross in the Dawlish Coast Mission Community (Exeter).

RIENSTRA. The Revd Bruce Rienstra, Rector of Inkberrow with Cookhill and Kington with Dormston (Worcester), now Chaplain of St Anna and St Mary, Haarlem, and to be Incumbent of the Paradijskerk, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Europe) (diocesan correction).

SAUNDERS. The Revd Dr James Saunders, Chaplain of Uppingham School, to be also Hon. Canon of Peterborough Cathedral (Peterborough).

SMITH. The Revd Charlene Smith, Chaplain of Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust, to be also Priest-Vicar of Wakefield Cathedral (Leeds).

SMITH. The Revd Hannah Smith, Vicar of Halton and Osmondthorpe, to be Vicar of Sandal Magna (Leeds).

WILCOCKSON. The Revd Michael Wilcockson, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Linton, to be Rural Dean of Granta (Ely).

WILLIAMS. The Revd Dr Eleanor Williams, Vicar of Burwell with Reach, and Hon. Canon of Ely Cathedral, to be Rural Dean of Fordham and Quy (Ely).

YORK. The Revd Paula York, Vicar of All Hallows’, Wellingborough, and of All Saints’, Wellingborough, and Diocesan Adviser for Women’s Ministry, to be also Hon. Canon of Peterborough Cathedral (Peterborough).



NOY. The Revd Rufus Noy, formerly Team Vicar in the Leominster Team Ministry (Hereford), to be Vicar in the Islwyn Ministry Area (Monmouth).



AMBLER. Matthew Ambler to be Hon. Lay Canon of Ripon Cathedral (Leeds).

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