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.

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