Appointments: Church appointments

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

Canon Paul Allton, Team Rector, Keynsham (Bath and Wells): to be also an Honorary Canon Emeritus of Norwich Cathedral (Norwich).

The Rev Janet Bissex, Assistant, St Bede, Toxteth: to be Minister-in-charge, St Athanasius, Kirkdale (Liverpool).

The Rev Jeff Clegg, Assistant Curate, St Stephen, Gateacre: to be Vicar, Good Shepherd, West Derby (Liverpool).

The Rev John Day, Hon Curate, St Peter, Bexleyheath: to be Curate, Christ Church and St John the Baptist, Erith (Rochester).

The Rev David Ella, Team Vicar, Southend Team Ministry, and Southend Deanery Youth Work Development Officer: to be Team Rector, Canvey Island Team Ministry (Chelmsford).

The Rev Denys Gower, Curate, All Saints, Perry Street: to be Priest-in-charge, Wateringbury with Teston and West Farleigh (Rochester).

The Rev Barry Hall, non-stipendiary Assistant Curate, West Hanningfield: to be non-stipendiary Priest-in-charge, West Hanningfield (Chelmsford).

The Rev David Hassell, non-stipendiary minister, Worcester South East Team Ministry: to be Curate, Abberton, Naunton Beauchamp and Bishampton with Throckmorton (Worcester).

The Rev Michael Malleson, Vicar, Heworth St Alban (Durham): to be Vicar, Killingworth (Newcastle).

The Rev Noel McConachie, Curate, Larkfield and Leybourne: to be Rector, Mereworth with West Peckham (Rochester).

The Rev Stephen Normanton, a Methodist Minister in the Penrith circuit and responsible for eight rural churches: to be also a member of the newly formed Rural Life and Agriculture Team (Carlisle archdeaconry).

The Rev Paul O'Gorman, Rector, Northiam: to be Vicar, Hastings Emmanuel and St Mary-in-the Castle (Chichester).

The Rev Captain Michael Phillips, Church Army, Social Responsibility Team Member, Basford and Hyson Green Team Ministry (Southwell): to be Chaplain, HM Prison, Gartree, Leicester (Leicester).

The Rev Barry Priory, Assistant Priest, Somerton with Compton Dundon, the Charltons and Kingdown: to be Rector, Porlock with Stoke Pero (Bath and Wells).

Canon James Richardson, until recently Executive Director, Council of Christians and Jews, and holding Bishop's Licence under Seal, diocese Peterborough: to be Priest-in-charge, Brington with Whilton and Norton (Peterborough).

The Rev Walter Wade, Priest-in-charge, Langdale: to be a member of the newly formed Rural Life and Agriculture Team, working in the Westmorland and Furness archdeaconry - south Cumbria, diocese Carlisle.

The Rev Neil Wilson, Curate, Monkseaton St Peter: to be Vicar, Earsdon and Backworth (Newcastle).


The Rev David Atkins, Priest-in-charge, West Hanningfield (Chelmsford): to resign as from 28 February.

The Rev Neil Bliss, Rector, South Tawton with Belstone (Exeter): to retire as from 30 September.

The Rev Ken Boullier, Rector, Maresfield, and Vicar, Nutley (Chichester): retired as from 5 January.

The Rev Francis Chadwick, Rector, Stockbridge and Longstock and Leckford (Winchester): to retire as from 30 June.

The Rev Frank Dyson, Rector, Pakefield (Norwich): to retire as from 28 February.

The Rev Peter Emmerson, Rector, Stoke Prior, Wychbold and Upton Warren (Worcester): retired as from 31 January.

The Rev Peter Gotelee, Vicar, Yarcombe, Membury and Upottery, and Priest-in-charge, Cotleigh (Exeter): to retire as from 30 April.

The Rev Ron Johnson, Rector, Barlavington, Burton with Coates and Sutton with Bignor (Chichester): retired as from 12 February.

The Rev David Lambert, Vicar, St Michael's, Cricklewood (London): to be the incumbent, united benefice of Chenies, Little Chalfont, Latimer and Flaunden (Oxford).

The Rev Joseph Linton, Vicar, Beltingham with Henshaw (Newcastle): retired as from 2 February.

Canon Austin Masters, Canon Residentiary of Hereford Cathedral, Bishop's Co-ordinator for Ministry, and a Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral (Hereford): to retire as from 30 June.

The Rev Nicholas Reade, Vicar, Eastbourne St Mary, Rural Dean of Eastbourne, and Priest-in-charge, The Hydneye, St Peter: to resign as Priest-in-charge, The Hydneye St Peter as from 21 February.

The Rev Michael Weaver, Vicar, Arundel with Tortington and South Stoke, and Chaplain, Arundel Cottage Hospital: to resign as Rural Dean of Arundel and Bognor (Chichester) as from 28 February.

The Rev John Wiltshire, Rector, St John the Evangelist, Coulsdon (Southwark): to retire as from 1 May.