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Appointments

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07 June 2024

Bath archdeacon

THE next Archdeacon of Bath is to be the Revd Charles Peer, Head of Mission Support and Ministry Development in Bath & Wells diocese since 2021. He was ordained priest in 2003, served his title in Exeter diocese, and then took up an incumbency in Truro diocese. In 2012, he became Mission Development Officer for Portsmouth diocese, before joining Bath & Wells diocese as Head of the Diocesan Strategic Programme. He has also been Acting Archdeacon of Wells since last year.

Mr Peer succeeds the Ven. Dr Adrian Youings, who has served as Archdeacon since 2017, and takes up the post of Head of Supporter Relations of the Wales-based charity Care for the Family in July. Archdeacon Youings was ordained priest in 1996 and served his title in Guildford diocese. He held a second curacy in Southwark diocese, before moving to Bath & Wells diocese in 2003 as Rector of Trull with Angersleigh. He also served as Rural Dean of Taunton from 2015 to 2017.

 

Montgomery post

THE next Archdeacon of Montgomery, in St Asaph diocese is to be the Revd Gerwyn Capon, Rector of Thaxted, the Sampfords, Radwinter and Hempstead, in Chelmsford diocese, since 2023. Mr Capon was a chartered surveyor before training for ministry at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. He was ordained deacon in 2003 to a title post in Liverpool diocese. He has served in the Church of Wales as Chaplain to the Archbishop of Wales, Llandaff Diocesan Director of Ordinands, and Dean and Vicar of Llandaff. From 2009 to 2012, he was Priest-in-Charge of Bolton-le-Sands, in Blackburn diocese.

He will take up post on 1 September, following the retirement of the Ven. Dr Barry Wilson (Gazette, 23 February).

 

ALLEZ. The Revd Marc Allez, Assistant Curate of Bitterne Park, to be Priest-in-Charge of St Mark’s, Southampton (Winchester).

BERRY. The Revd Jonathan Berry, NS Assistant Curate of Ingrow with Hainworth, and in the Keighley Team Ministry, now Interim part-time Team Vicar in the Keighley Team Ministry (Leeds).

BISHOP. The Revd Christopher Bishop, Assistant Curate of Warmsworth, to be Priest-in-Charge of Hatfield, and Oversight Minister in the S2 Flowing Waters Mission Area (Sheffield).

BRINDLE. The Revd Dr Keith Brindle, Vicar of St James’s, Devizes, now also Hon. Canon of Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury).

BRYSON. The Revd Philip Bryson, part-time Assistant Curate (Team Vicar) in the Market Harborough — Little Bowden with Lubenham and Great Bowden Team Ministry, with responsibility for St Dionysius’s, Market Harborough (Leicester), to be full-time Team Vicar.

BRYSON. The Revd Victoria Bryson, part-time Team Vicar in the Market Harborough — Little Bowden with Lubenham and Great Bowden Team Ministry, with responsibility for St Dionysius’s, Market Harborough (Leicester), to be NS Assistant Curate.

COOK. The Revd Anesia Cook, Vicar of St Peter’s and St Oswald’s, Sheffield, and Bishop’s Adviser for Global Majority Heritage/UK Minority Ethnic Matters, to be Diocesan Racial Justice Officer (Sheffield).

FLEURY. The Revd Gemma Fleury, Assistant Curate of South and North Elmsall, to be Interim Priest-in-Charge of Gipton and Oakwood (Leeds).

GLENWRIGHT. The Revd Joanna Glenwright, Assistant Curate in the St Michael and All Angels, St Chad and All Hallows’ Team Ministry, Headingley, to be part-time Vicar of Menston with Woodhead, and part-time Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations (Leeds).

GODFREY. The Revd Sarah Godfrey, Acting Team Rector in the Golden Cap Team Ministry, now also Hon. Canon of Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury).

HENDRA. The Revd David Hendra, formerly Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) of the Mitre Benefice (Norwich), now Chaplain for Dementia Care in Southampton, for the charity Caraway.

HOLE. The Revd Amy Hole, Assistant Curate of the Vine Benefice, Sheffield, to be Vicar of Heeley with Arbourthorne and Norfolk Park (Sheffield).

KIRK. The Revd Dr Alastair Kirk, part-time Team Vicar in the Keighley Team Ministry (Leeds), to be full-time Interim Team Vicar.

NEARY. The Revd Joanna Neary, Team Vicar in the Beaminster Area Team Ministry, and Tutor in Rural Ministry and Mission, in the Centre for Formation in Ministry of Sarum College, now also Hon. Canon of Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury).

PERCIVAL. The Revd Darren Percival, Vicar of Monk Bretton, and Priest-in-Charge of Cudworth, now also Area Dean of Barnsley (Leeds), remaining Hon. Canon of Luapula Cathedral (Church of the Province of Central Africa).

SIMPSON. The Revd Morna Simpson, Rector of Yardley Hastings, Denton and Grendon with Castle Ashby and Whiston, to be Vicar of Finedon, and Diocesan Curate-Training Programme Officer, and Assistant Vocations Officer (Peterborough).

SMITH. The Revd Thomas Smith, Assistant Curate of St Andrew’s, Southgate (London), to be half-time Vicar of St Peter’s, London Colney (St Albans). (diocesan correction)

STEVENSON. The Revd Nikki Stevenson, Assistant Curate of Ingleby Barwick (York), to be also part-time Chaplain of HM Prison Kirk Levington.

WEETMAN. The Revd John Weetman, Vicar of Selby Abbey, Area Dean of Selby, and Canon and Prebendary of York Minster, to be also Priest-in-Charge of Cawood, with Ryther and Wistow (York).

WALES

BRETT. The Revd Steven Brett, Priest-in-Charge in the Narberth and Tenby Local Ministry Area, now Priest-in-Charge with primary pastoral care for the Tenby Pastoral Area, and also Dean of Narbeth and Tenby Local Mission Area (St Davids).

DAVIES. The Revd Richard Davies, NS Assistant Curate (Associate Priest) in West Cemaes Local Ministry Area, now also Hon. Canon of St Davids Cathedral (St Davids).

EVANS. The Revd Martyn Evans, Ministry Area Leader of Llynfi and Upper Afan Ministry Area (Llandaff), to be Vicar in the Mid-Torfaen Ministry Area (Monmouth).

JOHNSON. The Revd Martine Johnson, Assistant Curate in the Narberth and Tenby Local Ministry Area (St Davids), to be Curate-in-Charge with primary pastoral care for the Manorbier Pastoral Area.

KARPATY. The Revd Hannah Karpaty, Assistant Curate in the Roose Ministry Area, to be Priest-in-Charge in the South West Pembrokeshire Local Ministry Area, with primary pastoral care for the Carew Pastoral Area (St Davids).

MOORE. The Revd Robert Moore, Assistant Curate in the Daugleddau Local Ministry Area, to be Priest-in-Charge in the Narberth and Tenby Local Ministry Area, with primary care for the Narberth Pastoral Area (St Davids).

REID. The Revd Gareth Reid, Priest-in-Charge in the Dyffryn Teifi Local Ministry Area and Dean of Dyffryn Teifi Local Ministry Area, now also Canon of St Davids Cathedral (St Davids).

SMITH. The Revd Julian Smith, Priest-in-Charge in the Bro Wyre Local Ministry Area, and Dean of Bro Wyre Local Ministry Area, now also Canon of St Davids Cathedral (St Davids).

WRIGHT. The Revd Dr Jonathon Wright, Priest-in-Charge in the Penderi Ministry Area (Swansea & Brecon), to be Priest-in-Charge in the Greater Dewisland Local Ministry Area, with primary pastoral care for the Fishguard Pastoral Area (St Davids).

ZIPPERLEN. The Revd Marcus Zipperlen,Priest-in-Charge in the Roose Local Ministry Area, now also Canon of St Davids Cathedral (St Davids).

LAY APPOINTMENTS

PAIN. David Pain, Diocesan Secretary, and Chief Executive of the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance, now also Hon. Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury).

WATTS. Nerys Watts, formerly Director of External Affairs of SS. Great Britain Trust, to be Chief Operating Officer of Wells Cathedral (Bath & Wells).

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