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13 October 2023

Chelmsford archdeacons

THE next Archdeacon of Chelmsford is to be the Revd Jonathan Croucher, Vicar of Gipsy Hill, in Southwark diocese, since 2013, Priest-in-Charge of Emmanuel Church, West Dulwich, since 2021, and Area Dean of Lambeth South since 2018. He was ordained priest in 2005 and has served all his ministry in Southwark diocese. His title post was as an NSM of the Good Shepherd and St Peter’s, Lee, before a full-time curacy at St Michael and All Angels, Blackheath Park. He became Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Gipsy Hill, in 2012.

The next Archdeacon of Stansted is to the Revd Kate Peacock, Deputy Director of Mission and Ministry in St Albans diocese since 2021. She was ordained priest in 2004 and served her title in Ely diocese. She served as incumbent of Hormead, Wyddial, Anstey, Brent Pelham and Meesden, in St Albans diocese, from 2012 to 2018. She has also served as Rural Dean, Dean of Women’s Ministry, and Diocesan Church Growth Officer.

BOLGER. The Revd Ann Bolger, Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels (Europe), to be Assistant Chaplain.

BROADBENT. The Revd Timothy Broadbent, Assistant Curate of St Mary’s, Becontree (Chelmsford), now Vicar of New Milverton (Coventry).

BRODIE-LEVINSOHN. The Revd Christa Brodie-Levinsohn, Assistant Curate of Hackney (London), now Assistant Curate of the Thanington Benefice (Canterbury).

BUTLER. The Revd Simon Butler, Vicar of St Mary’s, Battersea, Area Dean of Battersea, and Hon. Canon of Southwark Cathedral (Southwark), to be Rector of Holy Trinity, St Mary the Virgin and St Michael’s, Guildford (Guildford).

DAVIES. The Rt Revd Paul Davies, Bishop of Dorking, now also Hon. Canon of Guildford Cathedral (Guildford).

FORWARD. The Revd James Forward, Assistant Curate of Gerrards Cross and Fulmer (Oxford), to be Rector of Alfold and Loxwood (Guildford).

GRANT. The Revd Frances Grant, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Brailsford with Shirley, Osmaston with Edlaston and Yeaveley (Derby), to be NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Spondon and of St Philip’s, Chaddesden, in St Philip’s, Chaddesden, with St Mark’s, Derby (Derby).

GREEN. The Revd Michael Green, Vicar of Kildwick, Cononley and Bradley, to be also Assistant Area Dean of South Craven and Wharfedale (Leeds) (correction).

KEITH. The Revd Dr Elisabeth Keith, part-time Assistant Curate (Liberal Theologian) of St Mark’s, Broomhill, Sheffield (Sheffield), now full-time.

KING. The Ven. Richard King, Archdeacon for Mission and Discipleship, and Rector of St John the Evangelist, Edmonton (Edmonton, Anglican Church of Canada), to be Priest-in-Charge of Cranbrook (Canterbury).

LILLEY. The Revd Lynda Lilley, Priest-in-Charge of Chesterton, of Lighthorne and of Newbold Pacey with Moreton Morrell (Coventry), to be Rector of Broseley with Benthall, Jackfield, Linley, Willey and Barrow (Hereford).

MARLOW. The Revd Jonathan Marlow, Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations Officer, now Diocesan Head of Vocations (Canterbury).

MARTIN. The Revd Christopher Martin, Team Rector in the Golden Cap Team Ministry (Salisbury), to be Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) in the Totnes Mission Community (Exeter).

MEADER. The Revd Lindsay Meader, Chaplain to the West End Theatres, and NS Assistant Curate of St Paul’s, Covent Garden, to be NS Assistant Curate of St Stephen with St John, Westminster (London).

REID. The Revd Roderick Reid, Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s, Bocking, and Panfield, to be Rector, remaining Area Dean of Braintree, and Stansted Area Ordination Adviser (Chelmsford).

RODRIGUES. The Revd Ryan Rodrigues, Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity, Brompton, with St Paul’s, Onslow Square, and St Augustine’s, South Kensington, to be Assistant Curate of SAINT, Hackney (London).

STANFORTH. The Revd Coryn Stanforth, Assistant Curate in the Tas Valley Team Ministry, to be Rector of the Coastal Group Benefice (Norwich).

STEVENSON. The Revd Alistair Stevenson, Priest-in-Charge of Greystones, to be Vicar, remaining Oversight Minister of the EL2 Mission Area (Sheffield).

TONKIN. The Revd Jacqueline Tonkin, Priest-in-Charge of the Waggoners Benefice, to be Vicar, remaining Rural Dean of Harthill (York).


PENNY. The Revd Dr Lesley Penny, Assistant Curate of St Cuthbert’s, Colinton, to be Priest-in-Charge of St Peter’s, Galashiels, and St John the Evangelist, Selkirk (Edinburgh).


BUCKLE. Mark Buckle to be Capitular Canon of Wakefield Cathedral (Leeds).

HEAD. Rachel Head, Head of Children and Young People’s Services of the Brathay Trust, to be Diocesan Director of Mission and Ministry Support and Innovation (Carlisle).

NORTH. John North to be Capitular Canon of Wakefield Cathedral (Leeds).

PRESTON. Dr John Preston, formerly Diocesan Secretary (Worcester), to be Diocesan Secretary (Chichester).

REVANS. Andrew Revans, Chapter Member of Wakefield Cathedral Chapter (Leeds), now also Capitular Canon.

SHEPHERD. Mandy Shepherd now Capitular Canon of Wakefield Cathedral (Leeds).

WILKS. Danny Wilks, Chapter Member of Wakefield Cathedral Chapter (Leeds), now also Capitular Canon.

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Diocese of Canterbury (by the Bishop of Dover in Canterbury Cathedral on 24 September): Graham Dorkins, Derek Kirkaldie, Simon Pooley.

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