Church appointments

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

The Rev Paul Beacher, Assistant Curate, St John, Sparkhill: to be Priest-in-charge, St Richard, Lea Hall (Birmingham).

The Rev Roger Clarke, Vicar, High Lane: to be Vicar, St Catherine, Heald Green (Chester).

The Rev John Clements, Curate, St James, Exeter: to be Vicar designate, Withycombe Raleigh Team Ministry (Exeter).

The Rev John Coombs, Assistant Curate, Leverington and Wisbech St Mary: to be Priest-in-charge, Emneth (Ely).

The Rev Clive Deverell, Deanery Youth officer, St Luke's, West Holloway and Islington (London): to be Parish Evangelist, Water Eaton, Milton Keynes (Oxford).

The Rev Michael Goode, Team Rector, Crowley Team Ministry (Chichester): to be Team Rector, Abingdon Team Ministry, and Vicar, Shippon (Oxford).

Canon David Holloway, Diocesan Ecumenical Officer, part-time Chaplain, HM Prison, Bristol, and Hon Curate, St Michael on the Mount Without (Bristol): to be Vicar, St Gregory, Horfield, same diocese.

The Rev Paul Holt, Priest-in-charge, Little Marlow with Flackwell Heath: to be Incumbent, benefice of Flackwell Heath (Oxford).

The Rev Christopher Kemp, Assistant Curate, All Saints, Cheadle Hulme; to be Assistant Curate, St Saviour, Oxton, with special responsibility for St Andrew's, Noctorum (Chester).

The Rev John Meek: to continue as Rural Dean of Bridlington (York) for a further period of five years.

The Rev Nicholas Molony, Priest-in-charge, Marlow: to be Team Rector, Team Ministry of Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham (Oxford).

The Rev John Peters, Assistant Curate, Virginia Water (Guildford): to a post in Minnesota, USA.

The Rev Julian Raffay, Assistant Curate, Adel, Leeds: to be Assistant Curate, Halton (Ripon).

The Rev Jonathan Russell, Rector, Selling with Throwley and Sheldwich with Badlesmere and Leaveland, to continue as Rural Dean of Ospringe (Canterbury) for a further three years.

The Rev Arun Thomas, Minister-in-charge, St Thomas, Wavertree, Liverpool (Liverpool): to be Vicar, St Mary with St Paulinus, Cray (Rochester).