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Canon Robert Willis, Vicar, Sherborne with Castleton and Lillington, a Canon and Prebend of Salisbury Cathedral, and Rural Dean of Sherborne, diocese Salisbury: to be Dean of Hereford, in succession to the Very Rev Peter Haynes, who retired in April.

The Right Rev Derek Bond, Bishop of Bradwell, diocese of Chelmsford: to retire as from 31 July.

Sister Christine Frazer: to be Church Army Captain, Ecumenical Project at Sheerwater, Anglican parish of All Saints, Woodham (Guildford).

The Rev Anne Ballard, Chaplain to the Royal College of Music: to be Precentor, Cathedral Church of Christ, Oxford (Oxford).

The Rev John Cooke, Vicar, Leamington Holy Trinity and Old Milverton St James: to be also an Honorary Canon of Coventry Cathedral (Coventry).

The Rev John Morris, Priest-in-charge, St Peter, Lugwardine; St James, Bartestreet, St John Baptist, Weston Beggard (Hereford): to be Chaplain, Royal Navy.

The Rev Michael Whittock, Rector, Methley with Mickletown and Rural Dean of Whitkirk (Ripon): to be Vicar, St Peter, Morley (Wakefield).

The Rev Dr Nicholas Wright, Chaplain and Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford (Oxford): to be also Canon Theologian of Coventry Cathedral (Coventry).


The Rev John Allen, Team Vicar, Bracknell Team Ministry (Oxford): to retire as from 20 September.

The Rev John Bryant, Rector, Great Leighs, and Priest-in-charge, Little Leighs (Chelmsford): to retire as from 31 July.

The Rev Eric Huband, Rector, St Martin, East Horsley (Guildford) to retire as from 31 October.

Canon Thomas Mander, Vicar, St John the Baptist, South Leamington (Coventry): retired at the end of June.

The Rev Reginald Miles, Rector, Dibden (Winchester): to be a Canon Emeritus of Winchester Cathedral as from 31 August on retirement.

The Rev Graeme Smith, Curate, Holy Cross, Daventry (Peterborough) has resigned in order to study for a D Phil at Birmingham University.