Church appointments

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

The Rev John Benson, Vicar, Torridge Team Ministry: to be priest-in-charge, Taw Valley Team Ministry (Exeter).

The Rev Andrew Bullock, Assistant Curate, St Barnabas, Erdington: to be Team Vicar, St Francis, Elmdon Heath (Birmingham).

The Rev Leon Carberry, Vicar Choral of York Minster: to be Second Chaplain to St Peter's School, York (York).

The Rev Peter Cole: to be acting Rural Dean of Petworth (Chichester).

The Rev Kenneth Davies, Team Vicar, Crookes, St Thomas (Sheffield): to be Team Rector, Huntington Team Ministry (York).

The Rev Mark Dearnley, Curate, St Mary Magdalene with St Martin, Addiscombe: to be Vicar, St Paul, Hook (Southwark).

The Rev Andrew Featherstone, Rector, Crook: to be also Rural Dean of Stanhope (Durham).

The Rev Colin Horn, Vicar, Kemsing with Woodlands: to be also Rural Dean of Shoreham (Rochester).

The Rev Michael Ipgrave, Chaplain for Relations with People of Other Faiths and Bishop's Chaplain, diocese Leicester: to be Team Vicar, St Andrews, Holy Spirit Team Ministry, same diocese.

The Rev Trevor Morley, Chaplain, University College Hospital (London): to be Chaplain, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (Ripon).

The Rev Mark Nelson, Assistant Curate, Birtley, St John the Evangelist (Durham): to be Priest-in- charge, Middlesbrough, St Cuthbert (York).

The Rev Susan Proctor, Deacon-in-charge, Christ Church, Swallownest, Sheffield: to be Team Vicar, Team Ministry for Aston-cum-Aughton with Swallownest, Todwith and Ulley (Sheffield).

The Rev Tom Pyke, Assistant Curate, St Mary, Hitchen, Hitchen Team Ministry (St Albans): to be Chaplain, the University of Aston, Birmingham (Birmingham).

The Rev Alan Race, Senior Tutor, Southwark Ordination Course to be Rector, St Andrew's, Aylestone, Leicester (Leicester).

The Rev John Rainer, Curate, St James, Fletchampstead (Coventry): to be Vicar, Holy Apostles, Leicester (Leicester).

Canon Brian Simmoris, Rector, Hever, Four Elms and Mark Beech, and Diocesan Adviser for Continuing Ministerial Education, diocese Rochester: to be Vicar, All Saints, Langton Green, same diocese.

The Rev Charles Stewart, Senior Curate, Bath Abbey (Bath and Wells): to be Precentor and Sacrist of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester).

The Rev Roy Wadsworth, Assistant Curate (NSM) in charge Tollerton, St Michael, within the benefice of Alne with Aldwark: to be also York Industrial Chaplain (full-time) (York).

Canon John Waller, Vicar, Holy Trinity, Hull: to be also Area Dean of Central and North Hull (York).

The Rev Gregory Webb, Curate, St George's, Bury St Edmunds: to be Priest-in-charge, All Saints, Bury St Edmunds (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich).

RESIGNATIONS and RETIREMENTS

Canon Hugh Farlie, Vicar, St Barnabas, Knowle (Bristol): to retire as from 31 July.

The Rev John Hancock, Vicar, St Luke, Stocking Farm, Leicester (Leicester): to resign as from 1 May.

The Rev James Hastwell, Vicar, Forest Row (Chichester): to resign as from 1 May.

The Rev Bruce Le G. Petfield, Vicar, Flamborough and Bempton (York): to retire as from 30 September.

The Rev Peter Roberts, Vicar, St Mary, Alderley (Chester): resigned as from 31 December.

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