Church appointments

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

The Rev Bernard Clarke, Chief Officer of Age Concern in the Wirral, with permission to officiate, diocese Liverpool: to be Priest-in-charge, St Helen, Hollinfare and Assistant Curate, All Saints, Glazebury (Liverpool).

The Rev Carol Edwards, Deacon, St Christopher, Brislington: to be also an Honorary Canon of Bristol Cathedral (Bristol).

Canon Peter Ford, Vicar, New Romney with Old Romney and Midley (Canterbury): to be Assistant Chaplain in Norway, with responsibility for Stavanger (Europe).

The Rev Michael Greenwood, Vicar, St Mark, Newtown: to be Vicar, St Mary, Grassendale (Liverpool).

The Rev Paul Hinds, permission to officiate, diocese Llandaff: to be Assistant Curate, St Mark, Stockland Green (Birmingham).

The Rev Desmond Kelly, Assistant Curate, Braintree, St Michael: to be Priest-in-charge, Castle Hedingham and Sible Heddingham (Chelmsford).

The Rev Ray Smith, Intercon Chaplain to Ibiza with San Antonia and Santa Eulalia (Europe): to be Assistant Curate, St Mary, Lowton (Liverpool).

The Rev Peter Taylor, Rector, Necton with Holme Hale and Rural Dean of Breckland: to be also Priest-in-charge, North and South Pickenham and Houghton on the Hill as from 1 April; resigning as Rural Dean of Breckland from 31 March (Norwich).

Canon Michael Yorke, Priest-in-charge, King's Lynn St Margaret with St Nicholas, Chairman of the Advisory Board for Ministry (Norwich): to be also an Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral.

The following appointments have been announced by the Scottish Episcopal Church:

The Rev Allan Boyd, non-stipendiary priest, St Gabriel's, Govan: now non-stipendiary priest, St John's Greenock.

The Rev David Calvin-Thomas, Rector, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield and chaplain, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: now Rector, St Peter's, Torry and Priest-in-Charge, St Mary's, Cove Bay.

The Rev David Cook, Assistant Curate, St Philip's and St James', Up Hatherley, Gloucester: now Priest-in-Charge, Holy Name, Cumbernauld.

The Rev Paul Fletcher, Priest-in-Charge, Holy Cross, Knightswood; now Priest-in-Charge, St Andrew's, Milngavie.

The Rev Kate Gibson: now Curate at St Mary's, Aberdeen and also Bishop's Chaplain for Training and Education.

The Rev Roland George William Nock, Assistant Priest, West Fife Team Ministry: now Rector of St James', Cupar.

Canon Kenneth Stephen, Rector, Holy Trinity Motherwell with St Andrew's Wishaw: now Rector of Holy Trinity, Kilmarnock.


The Rev Edward Robertson, Rector, Auchterarder, Diocese of St Andrews, Dunblane and Dunkeld: now retired.

The Rev James MacIntyre, Rector, Holy Trinity, Stirling: now retired.