Church appointments

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The Ven Richard Garrard, Archdeacon of Sudbury, diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, to be Suffragan Bishop of Penrith, diocese of Carlisle.

The Right Rev Edward Holland, Suffragan Bishop in Europe, to be Suffragan Bishop of Colchester, diocese of Chelmsford.

The Rev Nils Bersweden, Priest-in-charge, St Andrew, Purlwell: to be Priest-in-charge, All Saints, Roberttown (Wakefield).

The Rev Michael Chandler, Vicar, Canterbury, St Stephen: to be also Rural Dean of Canterbury (Canterbury).

The Rev John Delfgou, Assistant Curate, Loughton, St John, with special resposibility for Trinity on Debden Estate: to be Team Vicar, Loughton, St John (Chelmsford).

The Rev Trevor Devamannikam, Chaplain, Royal Navy: to be Chaplain, St Andrew's, Fuengirola, Spain (Europe).

The Rev John de Wit, Vicar, All Saints, Kings Heath: to be Priest-in-charge, St Mary and St Bartholomew, Hampton in Arden (Birmingham).

The Rev Charles Dixon, Vicar, Ripponden with Rishworth, and Barkisland and West Scammonden: to be Priest-in-charge,St James, Thornes and Diocesan Chaplain among Deaf People (Wakefield).

The Ven Geoffrey Evans, Chaplain, St John's, Izmir, Turkey, and Archdeacon of the Aegean: to be Chaplain, All Saints', Rome (Europe).

The Rev Simon Evans, Priest-in-charge, St Thomas, Telford Park: to be Vicar, St Thomas, Telford Park (Southwark).

The Rev John Ford, Vicar, Lower Beeding and Chaplain to the Bishop of Horsham: to be Diocesan Adviser for Mission and Renewal (Chichester).

The Rev Michael Goater, Assistant Curate, St James', Norton, Sheffield: to be Vicar, St Augustine, Endcliffe, Sheffield (Sheffield).

The Rev Clifford Goble, Rector, Southfleet: to be also Rural Dean of Gravesend (Rochester).

The Rev James Hargreave, Priest-in-charge, Holy Trinity, Stockton (Durham): to be Vicar, Hedon with Paull (York).

The Rev Dr John Harker, Vicar, Bassenthwaite, Isel and Setmurthy (Carlisle): to be Team Rector, Howden Team Ministry (York).

The Rev David Harper, Vicar, Brinsley with Underwood: to be Rector, Bingham (Southwell).

The Rev Carol Hibberd, Assistant Curate (NSM), St Michael, Gospel Lane: to be Assistant Curate, (halftime), St Michael, Gospel Lane (Birmingham).

The Rev David Hider: to be Priest-in-charge, Telscombe with Piddinghoe and Southease and Priest-in-charge, Peacehaven (Chichester).

The Rev Maurice Horsey, Rector, St Thomas, Woolwich (Southwark): to be Chaplain of Costa del Sol (West), Spain (Europe).

The Rev Adrian Hughes, Team Vicar, Glendale group, in charge of Kirknewton and Doddington: to be Priest-in-charge, Belford (Newcastle).

The Rev John Joyce, Vicar, Hangleton: to be Diocesan Adviser for Schools (Director of Education) (Chichester).

The Rev John McNaughton, Senior Chaplain, Army School of Mechanical Transport, Leconfield: to be Vicar, Hutton Cranswick with Skerne, Watton and Beswick (York).

The Rev Valerie Perry, formerly Chaplain's Assistant at the Middlesex Hospital, London (London): to be appointed by the South Kent Hospitals NHS Trust as Chaplain of William Harvey Hospital, Willesborough, including Ashford Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone (Canterbury).

The Rev Stephen Seamer, Assistant Chaplain, St Paul's Tervuren, Belgium: to be Chaplain, St Paul's, Tervuren with Liege, Belgium (Europe).

The Rev Michael Smith, Curate-in-charge, Howden Team Ministry: to be Team Vicar, Howden Team Ministry (York).


The Rev Kevin Bidgood, Vicar, Hamble (Winchester): to resign as from 31 August.

Canon Roy Brookstein, Vicar, St Peter, Hall Green (Birmingham): to resign as from 31 October.

The Rev Patrick Durrant, Rector, Burwash (Chichester): to retire as from 31 August.

The Rev David Goddard, Vicar, Lancing St Michael and All Angels (Chichester): to resign as from 31 July.

The Rev Marion Humphries, Assistant Curate, Cayton with Eastfield (York): to retire as from 31 October.

The Rev Thomas Kime, Rector, Cliddesden and Ellisfield with Farleigh Wallop and Dummer (Winchester): to retire as from 30 November.

The Rev Peter Lindeck, Vicar, St Thomas, Kilnhurst, Rotherham (Sheffield): to retire as from 31 October.

The Rev Edgar Owen, Assistant Curate (non-stipendiary), All Saints, Stechford (Birmingham): to retire as from 31 August, with permission to officiate, same diocese.

The Rev Bill Pegg, Vicar, Ashbury, Compton Beauchamp and Longcot with Fernham (Oxford): to resign as from 30 September.

The Rev Robert Simmonds, Vicar, South Woodham Ferrers (Chelmsford): to retire early on health grounds as from 15 August.

The Rev Arthur Viney, Priest-in-charge (NSM), Streat with Westmeston (Chichester): to retire as from 31 August.


Mrs Rachel Rolfe, Adult Training and Education officer (part-time), diocese Sheffield: to be Social Responsibility Officer, same diocese.