Church appointments

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Canon Michael Langrish, Team Rector of Rugby, and an Honorary Canon of Coventry Cathedral, diocese of Coventry, to be Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead, diocese of Chester, succeeding the Right Rev Ronald Brown, who has retired.

The Rev Peter Adams, Vicar, All Saints, West Dulwich: to be Vicar, St Mary, Addington (Southwark).

The Rev Timothy Berry, Assistant Curate, St Andrew, Gorleston (Norwich): to be Vicar, Grain with Stoke (Rochester).

The Rev Michael Casterton, Vicar, Birkenshaw with Hunsworth, and Chaplain to West Yorkshire Fire service (Wakefield): to be Rector, St Peter's, Addingham (Bradford).

The Rev Richard Cattle, non-stipendiary Priest-in-charge, Welford with Sibbertoft and Marston Trussell: to be Vicar, Welford with Sibbertoft and Marston Trussell (Peterborough).

The Rev Alan Coates, Assistant Curate, Bramley with Ravenfield: to be Vicar, Askern, St Peter, Doncaster (Sheffield).

The Rev Irene Durndell: to be Parish Deacon, Northumberland Heath, and Assistant Director of Training in the diocese of Rochester.

The Rev Robert Glen, non-stipendiary Minister, Yetminster with Ryme Intrinseca and High Stoy: to be also Rural Dean of Sherborne (Salisbury).

The Rev Christopher Green, Curate, Christ Church, Bromley (Rochester): to be Curatein-charge, Emmanuel, Tolworth (Southwark).

The Rev David Herbert, Vicar, Bickley, and Chairman of the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education: to be also an Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral (Rochester).

The Rev Peter Holliday, Vicar, Longdon, and on the staff of Lichfield Cathedral (Lichfield): to be Vicar, Holy Trinity, Statford-upon-Avon (Coventry).

The Rev Michael Howard, Priest-in-charge, Cobham, Luddesdowne and Dode, and Diocesan Adviser in Evangelism (Rochester): to be also an Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral (Rochester).

The Rev Andrew Knowles, Vicar, Goldsworth Park: to be Vicar, Wyke, and Diocesan Officer for the Education and Development of Lay People (Guildford).

The Rev Hugh Lawrance: to be Vicar, St Botolph, Knottingley (Wakefield).

The Rev John Mann, Rector, Bentworth and Shalden and Lasham: to be also Rural Dean of Alton (Winchester).

The Rev Peter Marshall, Vicar, All Saints, Ilkley: to be also Rural Dean of Otley (Bradford).

The Rev Andrew Pavlibeyi, Chaplain, University College, London: to be Vicar, St Saviour, Eton Road, Hampstead (London).

The Rev Christopher Parsons: permission to officiate diocese Canterbury.

The Rev Graham Preston, Priest-in-charge, St Hilda, Crofton Park: to be Vicar, St Hilda, Crofton Park (Southwark).

The Rev Judith Roberts, Hon Parish Deacon, St Clement and St James, Notting Hill (London): to be Hon Parish Deacon, St Michael and All Angels, Barnes (Southwark).

The Right Rev Michael Whinney, Assistant Bishop, diocese Birmingham: to be Canon Residentiary of Birmingham Cathedral.

The Rev Arthur Wilson, Vicar, Skirwith, Ouseby, Melmerby and Kirkland (Carlisle): to be Assistant Priest, St John's, Menston, and half-time Chaplain at High Royds Hospital, Menston (Bradford).


The Rev Roderick Gibbs, Vicar, St Mark, Woodcote, Purley (Southwark): to retire as from 3 November.

The Rev Robert Raikes, Vicar, Pitminster with Corfe (Bath and Wells) to retire as from 31 December.

The Rev Geoffrey Sowerby, Vicar, Hawes with Hardraw (Ripon): retired as from 11 August 1992.

The Rev Frederick Wilson, Assistant Curate, Corby the Epiphany with St John the Baptist (Peterborough): to retire as from 31 October.

The Rev Gary Wilton, Curate, Clevedon St Andrew and Christ Church (Bath and Wells): to resign as from 30 September.


Brother Malcolm Fountain, SSF, Assistant Curate, St Michael Handsworth (Birmingham): to the Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset.