Church appointments

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

The Rev Blanche Clancey, formerly Associate Priest (NSM), Gamston with Bridgford: to be Associate Priest (NSM), Wiverton group of parishes (Southwell).

The Rev Michael Cowgill, Priest-in-Charge of Cullingworth, and Director of the Diocesan Foundation Course (Bradford): to be Vicar, Sutton-in-Craven (same diocese).

The Rev Ian Davenport, Vicar, Newton, West Kirby: to be Vicar, Oxton (Chester).

The Rev Peter Dewey, Chaplain of Gordonstoun School (Moray): to be Team Rector, St Laurence-in-Thanet (Canterbury).

The Rev Stephen Ferns, Rector, St Mary Norton (Durham): to be Bishop's Domestic Chaplain (Blackburn).

The Rev Gerald Gardiner, Vicar, Westlands: now also Rural Dean of Newcastle (Lichfield).

Canon Geoffrey Grant, formerly Director, St John's Home, Bristol (Bristol): to be Chaplain of St Michael's, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France (Europe).

The Rev Brian Hackett, Assistant Curate, Willington Team Ministry (Newcastle): to be Team Vicar, St Mary & St Bartholomew, Radcliffe Team Parish (Manchester).

The Rev Christopher Halliwell, Rector, Wrentham (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich): to be Team Vicar, Sileby, Cossington and Seagrave Team Ministry (Leicester).

The Rev Anthony Jardine, Rector, Wonston with Stoke Charity and Hunton: to be Priest-in-Charge, Chawton and Farringdon, and Diocesan Rural Officer (Winchester).

The Rev Brian Pithers, Vicar, The Ascension Torrisholme: to be also an Honorary Canon of Blackburn Cathedral (Blackburn).

The Rev Richard Pratt, Vicar, Northampton St Benedict (Peterborough): to be Priest-in-Charge, St Cuthbert with St Mary, Carlisle and Diocesan Communications Officer (Carlisle).

The Rev Marian Randall, Assistant Curate, Christ Church, Sutton: to be Priest-in-Charge, All Saints, South Merstham (Southwark).

The Rev Stephen Smith, Rector of East and West Leake, Stanford-on-Soar, Rempstone and Costock (Southwell): to be Vicar, Swaffham (Norwich).

The Rev Beverley Stark, Assistant Curate, Bulwell St John: to be Team Vicar, Bestwood Emmanuel and Bestwood Village St Mark (Bestwood Team) (Southwell).

RETIREMENTS

The Rev Michael Collier, Vicar, Hope and Castleton (Derby) to retire 30 November.

Canon Robert Warner, Rector, All Saints, Stand (Manchester) retired 1 May.

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