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24 May 2024

Aston archdeaconry

THE next Archdeacon of Aston, in Birmingham diocese, is to be the Revd Phelim O’Hare, Area Dean of Kings Norton, Moseley and Shirley, also in Birmingham diocese, since 2021. He was ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1998, before being received into the Church of England in 2012. He served in Llandaff diocese as Chaplain of Llandaff Cathedral School and in parish ministry before taking up his current post. He will be installed on 14 July.

Portsdown post

THE Revd Robert White, Vicar of St Mary’s, Portsea, in Portsmouth diocese, since 2000, and Hon. Canon of Portsmouth Cathedral since 1997, is now also Acting Archdeacon of Portsdown. Canon White trained for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, and was ordained priest in 1986. He has served all his ministry in Portsmouth diocese. He was appointed a Chaplain to the Queen in 2019, and remains a Chaplain to the King.


ADETOYE. The Revd Solomon Adetoye, formerly in the Church of Nigeria (Church of Nigeria), to be part-time Assistant Curate of Batley (Leeds).

BARBER. The Revd Lindsey Barber, Assistant Curate of Mixenden and Illingworth, to be Interim Priest-in-Charge of Cumberworth, Denby, Denby Dale and Shepley (Leeds).

BARRACLOUGH. The Revd Hannah Barraclough, formerly Assistant Curate of Portsmouth Cathedral (Portsmouth), to be Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar) of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury, with Walton Cardiff and Twyning, and Leader of the Celebrate Community (Gloucester).

BECKETT. The Revd Ruth Beckett, Assistant Curate of Paignton and Preston, now Assistant Curate of Cockington (Exeter).

BEYNON. The Revd Lois Beynon, Assistant Curate in the West Hereford Team Ministry, to be Vicar of the Clun Valley Benefice (Hereford).

BLACKHAM. The Revd Elizabeth Blackham, Assistant Curate of St John the Baptist, Leytonstone (Chelmsford), to be Vicar.

BRADISH. The Revd Christopher Bradish, Rector of Andover (Winchester), to be Team Rector in the Newport and Carisbrooke Team Ministry, and Rector of Gatcombe (Portsmouth).

BRINKLEY. The Revd Catriona Brinkley, Assistant Curate in the Blackbourne Team Ministry, to be Curate-in-Charge of Badwell and Walsham (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

CURRY. The Revd Christopher Curry, Assistant Curate of Brentford (London), to be Rector of the East Winchester Benefice (Winchester).

DOWSON. The Revd Simon Dowson, Team Rector in the Bilton Team Ministry, to be Vicar of Easby with Skeeby, Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale (Leeds).

ENGLAND. The Revd Elizabeth England, Team Rector in the Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale Team Ministry, and Assistant Area Dean of Peak (Derby), to be Vicar of the Rural Daneside Churches (Chester).

GREENWOOD. The Revd Caroline Greenwood, Vicar of Warley and St Hilda’s, Halifax, to be Team Rector in the Dewsbury Team Ministry (Leeds).

HAMMOND. The Revd Andrew Hammond, Chaplain of St John’s College, Cambridge (Ely), to be Vicar of Wymondham (Norwich).

HARPER. The Revd Lisa Harper, Assistant Curate of Oakengates, Priors Lee and Wrockwardine Wood (Lichfield), to be Rector of the Apedale Group, and Team Vicar in the Wenlock Team Ministry (Hereford).

HOLMES. The Revd Deborah Holmes, Assistant Curate in the Ely Team Ministry (Ely), to be Vicar of St Edmund’s, Chingford (Chelmsford).

HONESS. The Revd Dr Claire Honess, Assistant Curate of Barnoldswick with Bracewell, to be Vicar of Whitkirk (Leeds).

HOSKING. The Revd Ann Hosking, NS Assistant Curate of the Forder Valley Mission Community (Exeter), now Associate Priest.

HUTCHINS. The Revd Richard Hutchins, Priest-in-Charge of Catherington and Clanfield (Portsmouth), to be Vicar.

KENDAL. The Revd Henry Kendal, formerly Vicar of Woodside Park (London), now Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Fareham (Portsmouth).

LAWRENCE. The Revd Anthony Lawrence, Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity, Ventnor, St Catherine’s, Ventnor, and of Bonchurch, now Priest-in-Charge of Lake, of St Saviour on the Cliff, Shanklin, and of Godshill (Portsmouth).

MABEY. The Revd Dion Mabey, Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Northwood and of Gurnard with St Faith’s, Cowes, to be also Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of Holy Trinity and St Mary the Virgin, Cowes (Portsmouth).

MADANAT. The Revd Carolyn Madanat, Assistant Curate of Kingston Hill (Southwark), to be Priest-in-Charge of St Aidan’s, the Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea, and of St Laurence and All Saints’, Eastwood (Chelmsford).

MAGILL. The Revd Joseph Magill, Team Vicar in the Parr Team Ministry (Liverpool), to be Rector of the Ramseys and Upwood Benefice (Ely).

McLACHLAN. The Revd Devin McLachlan, formerly Assistant Curate of St Mary the Great with St Michael, Cambridge, to be Vicar of St Benedict’s, Cambridge (Ely).

MICKLETHWAITE. The Revd Andrew Micklethwaite, formerly Vicar of Castle Donington and Lockington cum Hemington, to be Chaplain of Wyggestons and Trinity Almshouses, and Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the Holy Apostles’ with St Oswald, Leicester (Leicester).

MYERS. The Revd Dr Sally Myers, Director of Focal Ministry (Sheffield), to be Rector of the Trunch Group (Norwich).

PETHERAM. The Revd Louise Petheram, house-for-duty Priest-in-Charge of Hope, Castleton and Bradwell, now also Assistant Area Dean of Peak (Derby).

PODD. The Revd Alexandra Podd, Assistant Curate of the Ortons, and of Alwalton, and Chesterton (Ely), to be part-time Vicar of Woodford Bridge, and part-time Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands (Chelmsford).

RINDL. The Revd Antony Rindl, Vicar of St Mary’s, Watford (St Albans), to be Vicar of Marston Green, and Area Dean of Yardley and Solihull (Birmingham).

ROSSER. The Revd Judith Rosser, Chaplain of Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, to be Chaplain of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, remaining Assistant Curate of the Matlaske Benefice (Norwich).

SMITH. The Revd Gloria Smith, NS Assistant Curate in the Hodge Hill Team Ministry (Birmingham), to be NS Associate Minister.

UNDERHILL. The Revd Edward Underhill, Assistant Curate of Euston Church (Bishop’s Mission Order) (London), to be Assistant Curate (Associate Vicar for Students) of Holy Sepulchre and St Andrew the Great, Cambridge (Ely).

WATERHOUSE. The Revd Alison Waterhouse, Assistant Curate of Petersfield and of Buriton (Portsmouth), now Team Vicar in the Chalke Valley Team Ministry (Salisbury).

WEITZMANN. The Revd Benjamin Weitzmann, Priest-in-Charge of St Saviour’s, Portsea, and of the Ascension, Portsea, now Vicar of St Saviour and the Ascension, Portsea (Portsmouth).

ZAMBON. The Revd Matteo Zambon, Assistant Curate of Torrisholme (Blackburn), to be Chaplain (Royal Navy).


CONNELL. The Revd John Connell, Ministry Area Leader and Area Dean in the Abergavenny Ministry Area, and Hon. Canon of Newport Cathedral, to be Canon for Worship and Congregational Life of Newport Cathedral (Monmouth).


HOLDER. Peter Holder, Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey, to be Organist and Official Student (Tutorial Fellow) of Christ Church, Oxford (Oxford).


The following now Hon. Chaplains: the Revd Samuel Duckhouse (Christchurch Squadron); the Revd Cortland Fransella (Wood Green and Hornsey Squadron); Revd David Parker (Harborne and Quinton Squadron).

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