Church appointments

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

The Rev Keith Dennis, Assistant Curate, Bushbury Team Ministry: to be Priest-in-charge, Newcastle St George (Lichfield).

The Rev Christopher Foster, Vicar, Southgate, Christ Church (London): to be Residentiary Canon and Sub Dean of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban (St Albans).

The Rev Christopher Halliwell, Curate, the Mildenhall Team Ministry: to be Rector, Wrentham with Covehithe with Benacre, Frostenden, South Cove and Henstead with Hulver (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich).

Canon Nigel Harley, formerly Vicar and Rural Dean of Eastleigh: to be Assistant (part-time) to the Bishop of Winchester, succeeding Mr Colin Peterson who is retiring.

The Rev Jonathan Hutchinson, NSM, diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich: to be Vicar, Thorington with Wenhaston, Bramfield and Walberswick, same diocese.

The Rev Alan Jones, Incumbent, West Bromwich St Francis-Friar Park: to be Incumbent, Ettingshall (Lichfield).

The Rev Graham Newman, Vicar, Warkworth with Acklington: to be Vicar, Haltwhistle and Greenhead (Newcastle).

The Rev Elias Polomski, Assistant Curate, Headington Quarry, Holy Trinity (Oxford): to be Chaplain, The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban (St Albans).

The Rev Dr John Rothwell, Curate, Malvern Link with Cowleigh: to be Rector, Bowbrook North within the Bowbrook Group Ministry (Worcester).

The Rev Derrick Stiff, Rector, Sudbury: St Gregory with St Peter and Chilton and Minor Canon of the Cathedral, diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich: to be Priest-in-charge, St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham, same diocese.

The Rev Jefferies Stratton, Vicar, Potters Bar: to be Priest-in-charge (NSM), Flamstead (St Albans).

The Rev Ross Terranova, Curate, Emmanuel, Stoughton (Guildford): to be Rector, St Peter ad Vincula, Ditton (Rochester).

The Rev Steve Walton: to be Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of St Albans (St Albans).

The Rev Geoffrey Webster, Rector, St John's, Gateshead Fell: to be Priest-in-charge, St James, Hamsterley and Officiating Minister of St Philip and St James, Witton-le-Wear (Durham).


The Rev Graham Atkins, Incumbent, Hinstock with Sainbrook (Lichfield): to retire as from 31 August.

The Rev David Horn, Vicar, St James, Aston (Birmingham): to resign as from 8 August.

The Rev Gordon Thompson, Vicar, St Olave, Mitcham (Southwark): to resign as from 30 September.

The Rev Bryan Vickery, Vicar, St Luke, Kingston- upon-Thames (Southwark): to resign as from 30 September.

The Rev Keith Wilkes, Canon and Provost of Denstone (Woodard Corporation) (Lichfield): to retire as from 31 August.


Dr Janet Hodgson, USPG, Field Worker in Training in World Mission, dioceses of Oxford and St Albans, and Partnership Adviser for Southern Africa: to be Diocesan Adviser in Local Mission in the diocese of Durham.