Church appointments

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The following retirements and resignations have been announced by the Church of England:

Canon Roy Blake, Vicar, Purton (Bristol): to retire as from 31 October.

The Rev David Divall, Assistant Curate (NSM), St John the Baptist, Rowlands Castle (Portsmouth): has resigned.

The Ven Stanton Durant, Archdeacon of Liverpool and Vicar, All Saints, Stoneycroft (Liverpool): has resigned.

The Ven Frederick Hazell, Archdeacon of Croydon (Southwark): retired as from 31 August.

The Rev Dudley Heryet, Clerical Register Officer (Canterbury): has resigned.

Canon John Little, Vicar, Heddon on the Wall (Newcastle): to retire as from 31 October.

The Rev David Miller, Vicar, Hornchurch, St Nicholas (Elm Park), diocese Chelmsford: now retired.

The Rev Ian Moss, non-stipendiary Curate, Crawley Team Ministry (Chichester): now retired.

The Rev Steven Purnell, Vicar, St Francis', Terriers (Oxford): resigned on 31 August.

Canon Ted Roberts, General Adviser for Inner City Ministry (Southwark): to retire as from 30 November.

Canon Michael Vernon, Vicar, Hull, St John Newland (York): to resign as from 24 October.

The Rev David Ward, Vicar, St Paul, Hook (Southwark): now retired.

The Rev David Williams, Rector, Raddon Team Ministry (Exeter): retired as from 31 August.

The Rev John Woodger, Team Vicar, Bedminster Team Ministry: now retired.


The Rev Tim Elbourne has withdrawn his acceptance of the Liverpool University Full Time Chaplaincy Post (Liverpool).