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Review of the Year 2023: Appointments

22 December 2023


The Rt Revd Mary Stallard. See gallery for more images

The Rt Revd Mary Stallard. See gallery for more images

EPISCOPAL appointments noted in the Church Times this year included those of the Rt Revd Philip North as Bishop of Blackburn, translated from Burnley; the Rt Revd Mary Stallard, Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Bangor, as Bishop of Llandaff; Canon Smitha Prasadam as Suffragan Bishop of Huddersfield; the Revd Dr Matthew Porter as Suffragan Bishop of Bolton; Canon Anna Eltringham as Suffragan Bishop of Ripon.

The Rt Revd Stephen Conway as Bishop of Lincoln, translated from Ely; the Ven. Ian Bishop as Suffragan Bishop of Thetford; the Ven. Adam Atkinson as Area Bishop of Bradwell; the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen as Bishop of Winchester, translated from Truro; the Ven. Paul Davies as Suffragan Bishop of Dorking; the Ven. Neil Warwick as Suffragan Bishop of Swindon; the Revd Dr Michael Volland as Bishop of Birmingham; the Ven. Dorrien Davies as Bishop of St Davids; the Rt Revd Anthony Ball, Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Egypt, with responsibilities in the Province of Alexandria as Bishop of North Africa.

AMONG clergy appointments were those of archdeacons: the Revd Alison Kerr (Bromley and Bexley); the Revd David Tyler (Dorchester); the Revd Charles Hudson (St Albans); the Ven. John Harvey (Anglesey); Canon Nicola Fenton (Derbyshire Peak and Dales); Canon Hayley Matthews (Wrexham); the Revd Kathryn Percival (Meon); the Revd Richard Henderson (Suffolk); the Revd Jane Bakker (Plymouth); the Ven. Jean Burgess (Bournemouth); the Revd Timothy Cockell (Associate Archdeacon and Acting Archdeacon Pastor in Coventry diocese).

Canon Rachel Mann (Bolton and Salford); David Parry (Bangor); Robert Townsend (Meirionnydd); the Revd Clare Dowding and the Revd Katherine Hedderly (Charing Cross, Joint Acting); the Revd Mark Badger (Worcester); the Ven. Martin Breadmore (Surrey, Acting); the Revd Henry Wood and the Revd Robert Clark (Associate Archdeacons in Liverpool diocese); the Revd Jane Haslam (Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester); the Revd Jonathan Croucher (Chelmsford); the Revd Kate Peacock (Stansted); the Revd Rebecca Waring (Bristol, Acting); the Revd Adam Beaumont (Associate Archdeacon for Bristol and Malmesbury archdeaconries); the Revd Kimberley Ford (part-time Assistant Archdeacon in Leicester diocese); the Ven. Nicholas Shutt (Cornwall, Interim); the Revd Catherine Thatcher (Pontefract); Canon Catharine Mabuza (Surrey); Canon Matthew Hill (Carmarthen); the Revd Christopher Johnson (Assistant in Leicester diocese); the Revd Anne Taylor, the Revd Robert Clack, and the Revd Henry Wood ( Associate Archdeacons in Liverpool diocese); the Revd Sally Theakston (Lynn, Acting).

Those appointed as dean included Canon Andrew Zihni (Gloucester); the Revd Dr Richard Fermer (St Christopher’s Cathedral, Bahrain); the Revd Professor Sarah Foot (Christ Church, Oxford); the Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth (Windsor); Canon Philip Plyming (Durham); Canon Jonathan Brewster (Carlisle); Canon Lee Batson (Newcastle); Canon Simon Robinson (Truro); the Revd Dr Stephen Hance (St James’s Cathedral, Toronto); Canon Mark Oakley (Southwark).

Acting and Interim Deans included the Very Revd Dr Jane Hedges (Newcastle, Interim); the Revd Aidan Platten (Norwich, Acting); Canon Simon Jones (Lincoln, Interim); the Ven. Dr Anne Gell (Wells, Acting); the Very Revd Paul Kennington (Chelmsford, Acting); the Rt Revd Janet McFarlane (Lichfield, Interim); the Revd Dr Stephen Edwards (Worcester, Interim).

AMONG other clergy appointments were those of Canon Nick McKee as the Archbishops’ Council’s Director for Ministry; the Very Revd Dr Sammy Wainaina as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser for Anglican Communion Affairs; the Revd Rich Johnson as national leader of New Wine England; Canon John Dunnett as national director of the Church of England Evangelical Council; the Revd Dr James Robson as Principal of Oak Hill Theological College; the Revd Dr Nicholas Moore as Warden of Cranmer Hall.

ECUMENICAL and lay appointments included those of the Revd Helen Cameron and Carolyn Godfrey as President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference; the Revd Dr Shaw James Paterson as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; Maggie Swinson as Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, and Interim Chair of Christian Aid; Donovan Palmer as Chief Executive of the Mission Aviation Fellowship; Lisa Pearce as Interim Chief Executive of Christians Against Poverty; Olga Hancock as Head of Responsible Investment of the Church Commissioners for England; David Russell as Chair of the Church’s Transition Pathway Initiative; Mark Ellis as Ministry Director of Keswick Ministries; Professor Anthony Reddie as Professor of Black Theology in the University of Oxford; Dr Grahame Davies as the first Director of Mission and Strategy for the Church in Wales; Hannah Howard as Director of Communications for the Church of England.

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