Church appointments

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

Canon Geoffrey Turner, Rector, St Andrew, Bebington and Rural Dean of Wirral North, diocese Chester, to be Archdeacon of Chester.

The Rev Mark Aitken, Rector, Sprowston with Beeston (Norwich): to be Chaplain, Sherborne Boys' School (Salisbury).

The Rev Michael Beckett, Curate, Cambridge, St Barnabas: to be Priest-in-charge, Cambridge St Paul (Ely).

The Rev Christopher Boyce, Assistant curate (NSM), All Saints, Eastbourne (Chichester): to be Assistant Curate, St Mary, Upton (Chester).

The Rev Susan Brooks, Deacon, Carleton: to be Deacon-in-charge, St Michael's and St Helen's, in the Almondbury and Farnley Tyas Team Parish (Wakefield).

The Rev Mary Crameri, part-time Parish Deacon, Bemerton Team Ministry, and part-time lecturer, Salisbury and Wells Theological College (SDMTS): to be Vice-Principal, SDMTS Salisbury and Wells Theological College (Salisbury).

The Rev David Fountain (Brother Malcolm SSF), non-stipendiary Minister, Handsworth St Michael (Birmingham): to be Brother, Hilfield Friary (Salisbury).

The Rev Michael Eaman, Assistant curate, Christ Church, Wharton: to be Vicar, St John the Evangelist: Buglawton (Chester).

The Rev Chris Gilbert, Assistant Curate, St Peter and St Paul, Aston (Birmingham): to be Team Vicar, St Philip, Derbyshire Hill in the Parr Team Ministry (Liverpool).

The Rev Richard Gillings, Rector, the Priory Team Parish and Rural Dean of Birkenhead: to be also an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral (Chester).

The Rev Roger Grafton, Curate, St Mark, Kennington: to be Curate, St Barnabas, Dulwich (Southwark).

The Rev Malcolm Guite, Curate, St Mary's, Ely: to be Team Vicar, Huntingdon Team Ministry (Ely).

The Rev Frank Hackett, Priest-in-charge, North Ockendon and Industrial Chaplain (Chelmsford): to be also a non-residentiary Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral.

The Rev Clive Harper, Rector, the united benefice of Bredenbury with Grendon Bishop and Wacton, Edwyn Ralph and Collington with Thornbury, Pencome with Marston Stannett and Little Cowarne (Hereford): already appointed Rector, St Mark's, Bilton (Coventry).

The Rev Michael Hawken, Priest-in-charge, St Paul's, West Ealing: to be Team Rector, Uxbridge (London).

The Rev Peter Holmes, Curate, Christ Church, Croydon: to be Vicar, St Peter, Norbiton (Southwark).

The Rev Roy Howe, Team Vicar, Penrith with Newton Reigny and Plumpton Wall (Carlisle): to be Vicar, Cornhill with Carham and Branxton (Newcastle).

The Rev David Ison, Vicar, Potters Green (Coventry): to be Joint Director of the South West Ministry Training Course and Exeter Diocesan Officer for Continuing Ministerial Education (Exeter).

The Rev Mervyn Jennings, Priest-in-charge, Cressing with Tye Green: to be Vicar, Barkingside, St Francis (Chelmsford).

The Rev Graham Joyce, Assistant Curate, St Catherine, Heald Green: to be Rector, All Saints, Church Lawton (Chester).

The Rev Ken Kitchin: to be Assistant Curate, St Mary, Dalton in Furness (Carlisle).

The Rev Sean Loone, Curate, St Alphege, Solihull (Birmingham): to be Head of Religious Studies, Bromsgrove Lower School, Bromsgrove (Worcester).

The Rev Eugene Maxey, formerly serving in the American Episcopal Church: to be Assistant Curate, All Saints, Odd Rode (Chester).

The Rev Philip Miller, Chaplain to Burrswood Christian Centre for Medical and Spiritual Care, Tunbridge Wells (Rochester): to be Priest-in-charge, St Mary's, Combs (St Edmundsbury and Ipswich).

The Rev Ivor Nicklin, Priest-in-charge, Kings Walden with Offley and Lilley (St Albans): to be Vicar, Basford St Mark (Lichfield).

The Rev Christopher Oxley, Vicar, Humberstone St Mary, Leicester: to be Vicar, Christ the King Beaumont Leys (Leicester).

The Rev Gregory Page-Turner, Rector, Askerswell, Loders and Powerstock: to be also Rural Dean of Lyme Bay (Salisbury).

The Rev Raymond Pearson, Vicar, Hornby, Crakehall, Patrick Brompton with Hunton: to be also Rural Dean of Wensley (Ripon).

The Rev David Pine, Priest-in-charge, Hazelbury Bryan with Stoke Wake and Fifehead Neville and Mappowder and Ibberton, Wolland and Belchalwell (Salisbury): to be Vicar, Steep and Froxfield with Privett (Portsmouth).

The Rev Edmund Plaxton, Vicar, St John, Belmont: to be Vicar, St Peter and St Paul, Lingfield and St George, Crowhurst (Southwark).

The Rev Richard Postill, Vicar, St Mary, Acocks Green: to be also Dean of Yardley (Birmingham).

The Rev Kenneth Povey, Rector, St James, Gawsworth: to be also an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral (Chester).

The Rev David Ritchie, Chaplain, All Saints', Vevey, St Peter's, Chateau D'Oex, and the English Church, Villars (Europe): to be Vicar, St Mary Magdalene, Stoke Bishop (Bristol).

The Rev Jonathan Robinson, formerly Vicar, Stoke St Gregory with Burrowbridge and Lyng (Bath and Wells), and until recently Director (of the Grail Retreat Centre, Gwynedd: to be non-stipendiary Priest-in-charge, St James, Wigmore, and St Mary Magdalene, Leinthall Starkes (Hereford).

The Rev Mark Rogers, Curate, Dudley, St Augustine: to be Curate, Worcester, St Barnabas and Tolladine, Christ Church (Worcester).

The Rev Neil Reed, Curate, Sunderland Springwell St Mary with Thorney Close, St Peter: to be Team Vicar in the East Darlington Team Ministry (Durham).

Prebendary Anthony Sadler, Priest-in-charge, Uttoxeter: to be also Priest-in-charge, Leigh (Lichfield).

The Rev Neil Salt, Assistant Curate, All Saints, Stretford: to be Priest-in-charge, St John the Baptist, Smallbridge and St James the Apostle, Wardle (Manchester).

The Right Rev Peter Selby, William Leech Professorial Fellow in Applied Christian Theology in Durham University: to be also an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Durham.

The Rev Brian Tigwell, Vicar, Devizes St Peter: to be also Rural Dean of Devizes (Salisbury).

The Rev Peter Tyson, Assistant Curate, Walsall Team Ministry: to be Vicar, Walsall St John (The Pleck) (Lichfield).


The Rev Richard Bray, Rector, Tye Green with Netteswell (Chelmsford) to retire as from 28 February 1993.

The Rev Michael Hancock, Vicar, Culmstock (Exeter): to retire as from 30 April 1993.

The Rev Peter Powne, Vicar, Netheravon with Fittleton and Enford (Salisbury): to retire as from 18 May 1993.

The Rev Jack Reason, Rector, Northlew with Ashbury and Bratton Clovelly with Germansweek (Exeter): to retire as from 30 April 1993.


The Rev Mark Bailey, Assistant Curate, Heigham Holy Trinity, Norwich, has withdrawn his acceptance as Team Vicar, Swanage and Studland Team Ministry (Salisbury).