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Church appointments

Canon Michael Yorke, Vicar, St Margaret with St Nicholas, King's Lynn, diocese Norwich, an Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral, and Canon Emeritus of Chelmsford Cathedral, is to be Provost of Portsmouth, diocese Portsmouth, succeeding the Very Rev David Stancliffe, now Bishop of Salisbury.

The Rev Antony Davies, Vicar, St John, Walworth (Southwark) is to be Archdeacon of Croydon, in the same diocese.

The Rev Simon Bailey, Vicar, Harby with Long Clawson and Hose (Leicester): to be Vicar, St James the Great, Woodhall (Bradford).

The Rev Simon Bannister, Vicar, St Mary Magdalene, Hatfield Hyde, Welwyn Garden City (St Albans): to be Priest-in-charge, St Martin, Brasted, and Diocesan Adviser in Continuing Ministerial Education (Rochester).

The Rev David Brookes, Team Vicar, Brighouse and Clifton (Wakefield): to be Vicar, Hollingbourne and Hucking with Leeds and Broomfield (Canterbury).

The Rev Michael Bulman, Field Director of the Israel Trust of the Anglican Church, and Honorary Canon St George's Cathedral, Jerusalem: to be Rector, Maresfield, and Vicar, Nutley (Chichester).

The Rev Peter Burrows, Rector, Broughton Astley and Priest-in-charge, Croft with Stoney Stanton: to be also Rural Dean of Guthlaxton I (Leicester).

The Rev Andrew Cain, Curate, St John's Walworth (Southwark): to be Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford (Oxford).

Canon Bruce Carpenter, Chaplain, Ashford Christ Church CE (Aided) High School: to be Priest-in-charge, Ashford South Christ Church with St Francis (Canterbury).

The Rev Robert Colby, Rector, St Mary, Edwin Loach; St James, Tedstone Delamere; St Michael, Upper Sapey; St Andrew, Wolferlow; St John Whitbourne (Hereford): to be also a Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral.

The Rev John Craig, Precentor of Leicester Cathedral: to be also an Honorary Canon of Leicester Cathedral (Leicester).

The Rev David Daley, Assistant Curate, Christ Church, Cockfosters: to be Vicar, St Cuthbert's, Chitts Hill, Wood Green (London).

The Rev Frank Dexter, Vicar, St George, Jesmond: to be also an Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral (Newcastle).

The Rev Jenny Dumat, Assistant Chaplain, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston: to be Minister-in-charge, Friskney (Lincoln).

The Rev Simon Everson, Priest-in-charge, St Agnes, Kennington Park: to be Vicar, St Agnes, Kennington Park (Southwark).

The Rev Brian Fessey, Curate, Withywood: to be Vicar, Purton (Bristol).

The Rev Stephen Fisher, Vicar, Middlesbrough, St Oswald: to be Vicar, Redcar (York).

The Rev Dr Christopher Ford, Rector, St John the Evangelist, Old Trafford: to be Rector, St John, Moston, and Area Dean of North Manchester


The Rev David Frost, Curate, St Luke, Battersea: to be Vicar, St George, Shirley (Southwark).

The Rev Alan Greenhough, Rector, Twyford with Guist with Bintree and Themelthorpe and Wood Norton: to be also Priest-in-charge, Stibbard


The Rev Robert Hannaford: now Honorary Assistant Priest, Canterbury St Stephen (Canterbury).

The Rev Paul Hastrop, Team Vicar, St Stephen, Bournemouth (Winchester): to be Team Vicar, Thornaby-on-Tees Team Ministry, with special responsibility for St Paul and St Luke (York).

Canon Keith Hugo, Rector, Wyke Regis: to be also Rural Dean of Weymouth (Salisbury).

The Rev Patricia Lawless: to be Curate (NSM), Christ Church, Frome (Bath and Wells).

The Rev Adrian Newman, Vicar, Christ Church, Hillsborough and Wadsley Bridge: to be also Rural Dean of Hallam (Sheffield).

The Rev Gordon Ogilvie, Team Rector, Harlow, St Paul with Little Parndon, St Mary: to be also a Non-Residentiary Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral (Chelmsford).

The Rev Andrew Taylor, Assistant Curate, St Peter, Cheltenham (Gloucester): to be Assistant Curate, St Michael, Highgate (London).

The Rev Kate Tristram, Warden, Marygate House, Holy Island: to be also an Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral (Newcastle).

The Rev Charles Truss, Rector, St Nicholas, Shepperton (London): to be Vicar, St John, Waterloo (Southwark).

The Rev Canon John Ware, Priest-in-charge, Broad Blunsdon with Blunsdon St Andrew (in plurality): to be Rector, Broad Blunsdon (presentation having been suspended) (Bristol).

The Rev Simon Weeden, Assistant Curate, Great Chesham Team Ministry: to be Priest-in-charge, Haversham with Little Linford, Tyringham with Filgrave and Evangelism Enabler in Milton Keynes (Oxford).

The Rev Robin Wilson, Vicar, Colchester, St Peter and Rural Dean of Colchester: to be also a non-residentiary Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral (Chelmsford).

The Rev David Wiseman, Community Relations Officer and Curate-in-charge, St Mark, Cheetham Hill: to be Community Relations Officer and Priest-in-charge, Holy Trinity, Ashton Under Lyne (Manchester).

The Rev David Woollard, Assistant Curate, York St Luke: to be Vicar, Selby, St James, and Vicar, Wistow (York).

The Rev Douglas Wren, Curate, St Philip and St James, Walderslade, Chatham: to be Rector, West Kingsdown with Mappiscombe (Rochester).


The Rev Martin Flatman, Vicar, St John's, Cowley (Oxford): to retire as from 31 March.