Church appointments

The Rev Mike Edson, Warden of Lee Abbey, diocese of Exeter, to be Archdeacon of Leicester, diocese Leicester, succeeding the Ven David Silk, now Bishop of Ballarat, Province of Victoria, Australia.

The Very Rev Geoffrey Arrand, Dean of Bocking, Rural Dean of Hadleigh, Rector of Hadleigh with Layham and Shelley, and an Honorary Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, to be Archdeacon of Suffolk, same diocese, succeeding the Ven Neil Robinson, who is retiring at the end of April.

The Rev Nigel Abbott, Team Rector, Hemel Hempstead: to be also Rural Dean of Hemel Hempstead (new deanery) and Chairman of St Albans Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility (St Albans).

The Rev Dr Steven Croft, Vicar, Ovenden and Diocesan Mission Consultant (Wakefield): to be also Priest-in-charge, St Augustine's, Halifax, same diocese. The Rev Bill Goodman, Assistant Curate, Ovenden, will act on his behalf in St Augustine's parish.

The Rev Roger Driver, Priest-in-charge, St Paul, Fazakerley: to be Team Vicar, St Paul, Fazakerley (Liverpool).

The Rev Patrick Foreman, Rector, Hevingham, Hainford and Stratton Strawless: to be also Rural Dean of Ingworth (Norwich).

The Rev Anne Horton, Diocesan Training Officer, diocese Leicester to be also Priest-in-charge, Swithland St Leonard (same diocese).

The Rev Brian Lee, Vicar, Spratton, Priest-in-charge, Great Creaton and joint Priest-in-charge, Maidwell with Draughton and Lamport with Faxton: to be also Rural Dean of Brixworth (Peterborough).

Canon Paul Mellor, Vicar, Menheniot: to be Canon Treasurer of Truro Cathedral (Truro).

Canon Leslie Oglesby, Director of Continuing Ministerial Education, diocese St Albans: to be Team Rector, Hitchin (St Albans).

The Rev John Richardson, Rector, Caston, Griston, Merton, Thompson, Stow Bedon and Breckles (The Wayland group): to be also Rural Dean of Breckland (Norwich).

The Rev Valerie Shedden, Deacon in East Darlington Team Ministry: to be Minister-in-charge, Bishop Middleham, and Adviser in Religious Education to the Diocesan Board of Education (Durham).

Canon John Watson, Vicar, Eaton Socon: to be also Rural Dean of Biggleswade (St Albans).

RESIGNATIONS and RETIREMENTS

Prebendary James Carr, Incumbent, St Martin's, and a Prebend of Lichfield Cathedral (Lichfield): to retire as from 31 May at which date he will be appointed Prebendary Emeritus of Lichfield Cathedral.

The Rev Gerald Harrison, Rector, Horringer cum Ickworth (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich): to retire as from 30 April.

Canon Roger Job, Vice-Dean and Precentor of Winchester Cathedral (Winchester): to resign as from the end of August.

The Rev Penelope Millichamp, Resident Minister, Wednesfield Team Ministry (Lichfield): to resign as from 30 June.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
PROMOTED VIDEO
ebooks
ebooksA year of political gossip, levity and intrigue from the sharpest pen in Westminster
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: HR Manager

£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are in need of a HR Manage...

h2 Recruit Ltd: Business Development Manager - HR Consultancy - £65,000 OTE

£35000 - £40000 per annum + £65,000 OTE: h2 Recruit Ltd: London, Birmingham, M...

Day In a Page

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick