Appointments: Church appointments

The Right Rev David Bentley, Suffragan Bishop of Lynn, diocese of Norwich, has been appointed Bishop of Gloucester, succeeding the Right Rev Peter Ball who has resigned.

The Rev Warren Adamson, Vicar, St Ninian, Douglas (Sodor and Man): to be Vicar, St Philip Deacon and Evangelist, Potters Green (Coventry).

The Rev Andrew Bunch, Curate, New Windsor Team Ministry: to be Team Vicar, New Windsor Team Ministry (Oxford).

The Rev Patrick Curran, Bishop's Chaplain to Students, Bradford University (Bradford): to be Chaplain, St Boniface, Bonn with All Saints, Cologne, Germany (Europe).

The Rev Robin Davill, Assistant Curate, Howden: to be Assistant Curate (NSM) within the Easingwold deanery (York).

The Rev Dr Brian Godfrey, Rector, West Kingsdown: to be Rector, Sundridge with Ide Hill (Rochester).

The Rev Alec Harding, Curate, Thirsk (York): to be Team Vicar, South Wye Team Ministry (Hereford).

The Rev Simon Mansfield, Curate, North Harrow (London): to be Curate, with special responsibility for Birchington with Minnis Bay and Acol (Canterbury).

The Rev Canon Peter Naylor, Rector, Biddenden and Smarden (Canterbury): to be Priest-in-charge, St Margaret and St Augustine, Leicester (Leicester).

The Rev Barry Smart, Curate with senior responsibility, Abingdom Team Ministry: to be Team Vicar, St Michael's and All Angels, Abingdon (Oxford).

The Rev Donald Wrapson, Hospital Chaplain, Selly Oak and Accident Hospitals: to be Chaplain in the South Birmingham Acute Unit, with responsibility for the South Birmingham Trauma Centre at the General Hospital (Birmingham).