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Church appointments

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

The Rev John Alderman, Vicar, Bursledon: to be Rector, Dibden (Winchester).

The Rev David Burleigh, non-stipendiary minister, Birkenhead Team Parish: to be stipendiary Assistant Curate, Birkenhead Team Parish (Chester).

The Rev Derek Carrivick, Rector, Chelmsley Wood, and part-time Diocesan Ecumenical Officer (Birmingham): to be Rector, Baxterley with Hurley and Wood End and Merevale with Bentley, same diocese.

Canon Peter Christensen, Rector, St Barnabas and Rural Dean of Wirral South: to be full-time Chaplain to Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral (Chester).

The Rev John Cooper, Vicar, Holy Trinity with St Wilfred's, Bingley: to be Vicar, St James, Silsden (Bradford).

The Rev Graham Crook, Vicar, Nelson, St Bede (Blackburn): to be whole-time Chaplain to Southend Hospital (Chelmsford).

The Rev Geoffrey Driver, Curate, Walton (Liverpool): to be Curate, Selsey (Chichester).

The Rev Reg Harcus: Priest-in-charge, Bolney (Chichester): has been appointed also an Honorary Canon of St Peter's Cathedral, Koforidua, Ghana.

The Rev Clive Larsen, Assistant Curate, Weaverham: to be Assistant Curate, St John, Alvanley; St Luke, Dunham-on-the-Hill; and St Paul, Helsby (Chester).

The Rev Dennis Lloyd, Assistant Curate, Hamworthy (Salisbury): to be Chaplain to the University of East Anglia (Norwich).

The Rev Robert North, Team Vicar, Hereford South Wye Team Ministry: to be Diocesan Director of ordinands and Priest-in-charge, St Nicholas, Hereford (Hereford).

The Rev Christine Rhodes, non-stipendiary Curate, Wembley: to be Assistant Hospital Chaplain in the Hereford Hospitals (Hereford).

The Rev Jill Talbot-Ponsonby, Curate, Leominster Team Ministry: to be non-stipendiary minister, Wigmore Abbey parishes (Hereford).

The Rev Charles Richardson, Rector, Hastings St Clement and All Saints: to be also Rural Dean of Hastings (Chichester).

The Rev Nick Wetherall, Team Vicar, Leominster (Hereford): to be Vicar, Cuckfield (Chichester).

The Rev David Wiles, Curate, St Stephen, Clapham Park: to be Vicar, St Luke, Wimbledon Park (Southwark).


The Rev Derek Bates, Rector, Clovelly, Woolfardisworthy and Bucks Mills (Exeter): to retire as from 30 September.

Canon Donald Carter: Rector, Christ Church and St Mary Magdalen, St Leonards-on-Sea: resigned as Rural Dean of Hastings (Chichester) as from 30 June.

The Rev Hugh Elliot, Rector, East and West Harling and Bridgham with Roudham (Norwich): to retire as from 30 October.

The Rev Timothy Fletcher, Rector, Barcombe (Chichester): to retire as from 1 October.

The Rev Judy Henning, Community Curate, Leigh Park (Portsmouth): to resign as from 31 July.

The Rev Geoffrey Seddon, Vicar, St Mark, Dunham Massey (Chester): to retire as from 1 October.

The Rev Peter Thompson, Vicar, Polegate (Chichester): to retire as from 24 October.