Church appointments

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The Very Rev David Stancliffe, Provost of Portsmouth, to be Bishop of Salisbury, succeeding the Right Rev John Austin Baker, who retires on 31 October.

The Right Rev David Farmbrough, Bishop of Bedford, diocese of St Albans, to retire at the end of November.

The Rev Michael Bayley: to be part-time Associate Minister, Highfield, Trinity and St Mary's, Bramall Lane (Sheffield).

The Rev Rey Buckley, Vicar, Barnton: to be Priest-in-charge, Bickerton, Btckley, Burwardsley and Harthill (Chester).

The Rev Linda Denness, non-stipendiary Assistant Curate, St James, Milton: to be non-stipendiary Assistant Curate, St. Mary, Portsea with a liturgical base at St Faith, Portsea.

The Rev Peter Ellmore, Chaplain in the Portsmouth Hospitals Chaplaincy Team: to be also Team Leader of the Portsmouth Hospitals Chaplaincy (Portsmouth).

The Rev James Funnell, Team Vicar, Hackney Team Ministry: to be Vicar, St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney (London).

The Rev Elizabeth Hughes, Parish Deacon (NSM), Dunstable: to be Parish Deacon (NSM), Boxmoor (St Albans).

The Rev David Peebles, Curate, St Andrew, Crewe (Chester): to be Lecturer and Assistant Director of Studies at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield.

The Rev Mark Pickles, Assistant Curate, St John, Hartford: to be Vicar, Christ Church, Wharton (Chester).

The Rev David Picton, Vicar, Old Basing: to be also Rural Dean of Basingstoke (Winchester).

The Rev Margaret Sherwin, permission to officiate, diocese Portsmouth: to be non-stipendiary Assistant Curate, St John, Purbrook, same diocese.

The Rev Stephen Waters, Priest-in-charge, St John, Crewe: to be Vicar, Holy Trinity, Mossley, Congleton (Chester).


The Rev Graham Williams, Vicar, Newcastle Christ Church with St Ann, Newcastle (Newcastle): to resign as from 31 July.

The Rev Francis Wood, Assistant Priest, Newcastle The Epiphany Team Ministry (Newcastle): to retire as from 23 June.