Church appointments

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

The Rev John Barnes, Vicar, St Peter's, Rawdon (Bradford): to be Rector, Armthorpe St Leonard and St Mary (Sheffield).

The Rev Robert Cook, Vicar, Haltwhistle and Greenhead and Rural Dean of Hexham (Newcastle): to be also an Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral.

The Rev Michael Eden, Team Vicar, Northampton Emmanuel: to be Vicar, Corby St Columba and the Northern Saints (Peterborough).

The Rev George Glover, Curate, Sherburn with Pittington: to be Priest-in-charge, Trimdon Station, St Alban and St Paul (Durham).

The Rev David Goodacre, Vicar, Ovingham (Newcastle): to be also an Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral.

The Rev Peter Graysmith, Assistant Curate, Cannock Team: to be Team Vicar, St John's Heath Hayes, Cannock (Lichfield).

The Rev Noel Hector, Curate, St Mary, Rodbourne Cheney: to be Assistant Curate, St Mary, Redcliffe (Bristol).

The Rev Ian Hunter-Smart, Team Vicar, Jarrow Team Ministry: to be Chaplain to Sunderland University, and Team Vicar in the Sunderland Team Ministry (Durham).

Canon Anthony Johnson, Rector, East Knoyle, Semley and Sedgehill (Salisbury): to be appointed a Canon Emeritus of Salisbury Cathedral on retirement.

The Rev Brian Johnson, Hon Curate, St Barnabas, Dulwich: to be Hon Curate, St Paul with St Saviour, Herne Hill (Southwark).

The Rev Ross Moughtin, Vicar, Thornhan with Gravel Hole (Manchester): to be Vicar, Christ Church, Aughton (Liverpool).

The Rev Michael Nelson, Vicar, St Mary, Blyth and Rural Dean of Bedlington: to be Rector, Hexham (Newcastle).

The Rev John Patterson, Diocesan Adviser in Pastoral Care and Counselling, and Assistant Curate, St Anne, Aigburth (Liverpool): to be Vicar, All Saints, Great Crosby, same diocese.

The Rev Gillian Pocock, Deacon of Esh, in plurality with Hamsteels: to be Deacon-in-charge, Esh, in plurality with Hamsteels (Durham).

The Rev John Reakes-Williams, Vicar, Oswestry Holy Trinity (Lichfield): to be Chaplain, Missions to Seamen, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Church of the Province of the West Indies).

The Rev John Robinson, to be Curate, Holy Trinity, Dalton, Rotherham (Sheffield).

The Rev Michael St John-Channell, Rector, Cranford: to be Vicar, Staines, St Mary and St Peter (London).

The Rev Kevin Tones, Curate, St Peter's, Warmsworth: to be Curate of Thorne, Doncaster (Sheffield).

The Rev Jeffery Waring, Team Vicar, Eccles, (Manchester): to be Priest-in-charge, Hamworthy (Salisbury).

The Rev Edward Wilkinson, Curate, Bishopwearmouth St Nicholas: to be Priest-in-charge, Newbottle (Durham).

The Rev James Woodhead-Keith-Dixon, Team Rector, North Tyne and Redesdale Team Ministry (Newcastle): to retire as from 31 August.


The Ven William Thomas, Archdeacon of Northumberland, diocese Newcastle, is to retire as from 19 December.

Canon Peter Heath, Vicar of Glossop and Honorary Canon, Derby Cathedral: to retire as from 18 October and to be Canon Emeritus on his retirement.

The Rev Brian Nash, Team Vicar, Bucknall with Bagnall Team (Lichfield): to retire as from 31 October.

Capt Ross Northing, Church Army, Parish Evangelist, Christ the Carpenter, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough (Peterborough): to resign as from 30 September and commence training for the priesthood.

The Rev Alleyn Wayte, Vicar, Stretton with Claymills (Lichfield), retired 17 August.