Church appointments

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The following appointments have been announced by the Church of England:

The Rev Michael Cluett, Team Vicar, Wenlock Team Ministry (Hereford): to be Priest-in-Charge, Canon Pyon with King's Pyon, and Birley, and Wellington (same diocese).

The Rev Brian Cole, Rector, Great and Little Dunham, Great and Little Fransham and Sporle, and Rural Dean of Brisley and Elmham (Norwich): to be also Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral (same diocese).

The Rev Nick Cutler, Assistant Curate, Cambridge St Philip (Ely): to be Rector, Rougham, Beyton with Hessett and Rushbrooke (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich).

The Rev Martin Gray, Team Rector, Lowestoft St Margaret, and Rural Dean of Lothinghland (Norwich): to be also Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral (same diocese).

The Rev Geoffrey Harris, NSM Curate, Okehampton Team (Exeter): to be Priest-in-Charge, Ashwater, Halwill, Beaworthy, Clawton and Tetcott with Luffincott (same diocese).

The Rev Lesley Mathias, Curate, Oadby (Leicester): to be Assistant Chaplain, United Bristol NHS Trust (Bristol).

The Rev Stuart Miller, Assistant Curate, Fordingbridge; and Hale with South Charford (Winchester): has been appointed Assistant Curate, Bursledon (same diocese).

The Rev Rachel Montgomery, Assistant Curate, Tufnell Park St George and All Saints (London): to be Vicar, Bethnal Green St James the Less (same diocese).

The Rev Nicola Morgan, Assistant Curate, Lillington St Mary Magdalene (Coventry): to be Curate-in-Charge, Gospel Lane St Michael (Birmingham).

The Rev Richard Press, Priest-in-Charge, Rowde and Poulshot (Salisbury): has been appointed also Priest-in-Charge, Bromham, Chittoe and Sandy Lane (same diocese).

The Rev Joanna Ray, Diocesan Chaplain among Deaf People, and Team Vicar, Leicester Holy Spirit (Leicester): to be Chaplain, St Andrew's Mental Hospital (Peterborough).

The Rev Richard Thompson, Deputy Chaplain, HMP Norwich (Norwich): to be Chaplain, HMP Wayland (same diocese).

The Rev Trevor Thorold, Priest-in-Charge, Petton with Cockshutt, Welshampton and Lyneal with Colmere, and Area Local Ministry Adviser (Lichfield): to be also Rural Dean of Ellesmere (same diocese).

The Rev Peter Turnball, part-time Chaplain, HMP Dorchester (Salisbury): has been appointed NSM Assistant Curate, Rural Deanery of Sherborne (same diocese).

The Rev Bob Whittle, Chaplain to the Deaf, RAD Surrey (Guildford): to be Priest-in-Charge, Walton on the Hill, and Chaplain among Deaf People (same diocese).


The Ven Alan Clarkson, Archdeacon of Winchester, and Honorary Canon of Win-chester Cathedral, and Vicar, Burley Ville (Winchester): to retire 28 February.

The Rev Peter Dodd, Chaplain, Castle Hill Hospital (York): retired November 1998, with permission to officiate.

The Rev Malcolm Exley, Vicar, Bridlington Emmanuel (York): retired 6 December.

Canon Eric Hamlyn, Rector, Boxford; Diocesan Adviser for Clergy Training, and Honorary Canon of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Cathedral (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich): retired 1 January.

The Rev Roger Stirrup, Team Rector, Ross Team Ministry (Hereford): to retire 30 May.