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04 March 2022

Sodor & Man archdeacon

THE next Archdeacon of Man is to be the Revd Irene Cowell, Vicar of Arbory and Castletown, in Sodor & Man diocese, since 2017, and Diocesan Director of Continuing Ministerial Development since 2017. She will also become Priest-in-Charge of St George and All Saints’, Douglas. Mrs Cowell was ordained priest in 1995 and served in Liverpool diocese, in parishes, and in diocesan posts, until her current appointments. Before ordination, she was a nurse and managed an acute surgical ward for 12 years.

She succeeds the Ven. Andrew Brown, who retired on 18 September (Gazette, 11 June). The Very Revd Nigel Godfrey, Dean of St German’s Cathedral, Peel, has been Acting Archdeacon.


Church of Ireland posts

THE new Archdeacon of Elphin, in Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh diocese, is the Ven. Patrick Bamber, Rector of Calry since 2009, and a Canon of Elphin Cathedral since 2012. Archdeacon Bamber was ordained priest in 2003 and served his title in Truro diocese.

The Revd Hazel Hicks, Rector of Arvagh since 2011, and Canon of St Fethlimidh’s Cathedral, Kilmore, since 2016, is the new Archdeacon of Ardagh in Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh diocese. Archdeacon Hicks was ordained priest in 2009 and has served all her ministry in the diocese.

The Ven. Terence Mitchell, Archdeacon of Killaloe since 2021, and Rector of the Cloughjordan and Borrisokane Group since 2016, in Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfet diocese, is to be Diocesan Further Education and Training Officer, and Priest-in-Charge of the Kilmoe Union of Parishes in Cork, Cloyne & Ross diocese.


AINSLIE. The Revd John Ainslie, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of the Burchetts Green Benefice, now NS Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of Boyne Hill (Oxford).

ANOZIE. The Revd Julius Anozie, Assistant Curate of St Mary the Virgin, Ilkeston, and of St John the Evangelist, Ilkeston, to be Assistant Curate of Kirk Hallam (Derby).

BEESLEY. The Revd Daniel Beesley, Priest-in-Charge of Bierton and Hulcott, now Rector of Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green and Jordans (Oxford).

BRAVINER. The Ven. William Braviner, Archdeacon of Halifax, to be also Hon. Canon of Bradford Cathedral (Leeds).

BUSFIELD. The Revd Lynn Busfield, Chaplain of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, now Spiritual Care Coordinator of John Taylor Hospice and of St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham (Birmingham).

CADY. The Revd Susan Cady, formerly Assistant Curate of St Agnes with St Paul and St Barnabas, Reading (Oxford), now Chaplain of Lee Abbey International Students’ Club, Kensington.

DADE. The Revd Jonathan Dade, Assistant Curate in the High Wycombe Team Ministry (Oxford), now Team Vicar.

DAVIDSON. The Revd Lynn Davidson, Rector of Christ Church, Morningside (Edinburgh), to be Priest-in-Charge of Maughold and South Ramsey and of Bride, Lezayre and North Ramsey, and Team Leader of the Northern Mission Partnership (Sodor & Man).

EPHRAIM. The Revd Harrison Ephraim, Chaplain of Holy Trinity, Dubai (Cyprus & the Gulf, Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East), to be Chaplain of Holy Trinity, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (Europe).

FARROW. The Revd Keith Farrow, Canon Missioner and Vice-Dean of Sheffield Cathedral, to be Vicar of West Barnsley (Leeds).

GILES. The Revd Christopher Giles, Priest-in-Charge of the Stourhead Benefice, now also Assistant Rural Dean of Clare (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

GREENSMITH. The Revd Sharon Greensmith, Vicar of Briercliffe (Blackburn), to be Master of St John’s Hospital Proprietary Chapel, Lichfield (Lichfield).

HYNDMAN. The Revd David Hyndman, formerly Assistant Curate of Hartford (Chester), now Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) in the Great Chesham Team Ministry (Oxford).

MARTIN. The Revd Philip Martin, Assistant Curate of St Botolph without Aldersgate, London (London), to be Vicar.

MUKHOLI. The Revd Patrick Mukholi, Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of St Mary the Virgin, Winkfield, and Cran­bourne (Oxford), now Priest-in-Charge.

PADLEY. The Revd Dr Kenneth Padley, Vicar of St Michael’s, St Albans, and Rural Dean of St Albans (St Albans), to be Canon Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury).

ROBINSON. The Revd Tracy Robinson, Chaplain of Derby and Burton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to be Priest-in-Charge of the Denby Group (Derby).

TREFUSIS. The Revd Charles Trefusis, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Walton (Oxford), to be Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Woodbridge, and Bredfield (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

WHARTON. The Revd Richard Wharton, Chaplaincy Manager of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, now Vicar of St Francis’s, Bournville, remaining Hon. Canon of Birmingham Cathedral (Birmingham).

WOODROW. The Revd Mark Woodrow, Assistant Rural Dean of Clare, now Rural Dean, remaining Rector of the Stour Valley Benefice (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).


TOUT. The Revd James Tout, Director of the Llan project, now Chaplain to the Archbishop of Wales (Bangor).


HAZLETT. The Revd Stephen Hazlett, Rector of St Francis of Assisi, Kirkcudbright, and of St Mary’s, Gatehouse of Fleet, now also Canon of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow (Glasgow & Galloway).


ARBUTHNOT. The Revd Paul Arbuthnot, Rector of the Cobh and Glanmire Union (Cork, Cloyne & Ross), now also Prebendary of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

FROST. The Revd Linda Frost, Rector of the South Leitrim Group, now also Prebendary of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo (Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh).

GUILDEA. The Revd Rebecca Guildea, NS Assistant Curate of St Patrick’s, Greystones (Dublin & Glendalough), to be Rector of the Garrison Group (Clogher).

HAYES. The Revd Bruce Hayes, Rector of Dalkey (Dublin & Glendalough), to be Dean of Waterford and Rector of the Waterford Union (Cashel, Ferns & Ossory).

HEAK. The Revd Philip Heak, Rector of the Naas Union (Meath & Kildare), to be Rector of Howth (Dublin & Glendalough).

HORNER. The Revd Ian Horner, Rector of the Bailieborough Group, now also Prebendary of St Fethlimidh’s Cathedral, Kilmore (Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh).

IRVINE. The Revd Alison Irvine, Assistant Curate of the Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Union (Meath & Kildare), now Diocesan Curate (Clogher).

IRWIN. The Revd Andrew Irwin, Assistant Curate of Seapatrick (Down & Dromore), to be Bishop’s Curate of St Paul and St Barnabas, York Street, Belfast (Connor).

ISON. The Revd Andrew Ison, Rector of the Ballisodare Group, now also Prebendary of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo (Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh).

McGRATH. The Revd Kenneth McGrath, Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of Holywood, to be Bishop’s Curate of Gilnahirk (Down & Dromore).

McMURRAY. The Revd Gary McMurray, Rector of Richhill, now also Warden of Readers (Armagh).

MARSHALL. The Revd Robert Marshall, NS Assistant Curate of the Auxiliary Ministry to Stillorgan, now Diocesan and Provincial Registrar (Dublin & Glendalough).

MATCHETT. The Revd Diane Matchett, Rector of Kildress, now also Rural Dean of Tullyhogue (Armagh).

MAYES. The Revd Aonghus Mayes, Rector of Moy (Armagh), now Rector of Drumachose (Derry & Raphoe), remaining Prebendary of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

MINION. The Revd Arthur Minion, Rector of the Wexford and Kilscoran Group, and Canon Chancellor of St Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns (Cashel, Ferns & Ossory), to be Rector of Birr (Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfet).

RUDDOCK. The Revd Leonard Ruddock, Rector of the Blessington Union, to be Rector of Irishtown, remaining Prebendary of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin (Dublin & Glendalough).

SALMON. The Revd Karen Salmon, Assistant Curate of Willowfield, to be Bishop’s Curate of Magherally (Down & Dromore).

SNELL. The Revd Christiaan Snell, Rector of the Edgeworthstown Group, now also Prebendary of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo (Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh).

WEST. The Revd Ruth West, Rector of the Florencecourt Group, now also Prebendary of St Fethlimidh’s Cathedral, Kilmore (Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh).

WRIGHT. The Very Revd Timothy Wright, Dean of St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare, and Rector of the Kildare and Newbridge Group (Meath & Kildare), now Ministry Director of the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association.


MUSSANZI. Furaha Mussanzi to be Ecumenical Canon of Bradford Cathedral (Leeds).


ATTWATER. John Attwater, Principal of the King’s School, Ely, to be also Hon. Lay Canon of Ely Cathedral (Ely).

BAILEY. Cal Bailey to be Hon. Lay Canon of Bradford Cathedral (Leeds).

HARRISON. David Harrison, Reader, to be also Warden of Commissioned Pastoral Care Teams (Birmingham).

RAMSHAW. Captain Stephen Ramshaw CA, Lead Evangelist of the Church Army’s Medway Centre of Mission (Rochester), to be Lead Evangelist of the Church Army’s Sheffield City Centre of Mission (Sheffield).

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