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Last updated 14th January 2019

Clergy Moves

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (September 2018 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Alex Frost Vicar: Burnley St Matthew The Apostle (Habergham Eaves) with Holy Trinity 3rd Sept 2018
Rev Catherine Hale-Heighway Associate Minister: Low Moor St Paul and Chatburn Christ Church 4th Sept 2018
Rev Nicholas McKee Director of Vocations: Blackburn Diocese 16th Sept 2018
Rev Paul Boulter Vicar: The new plurality of Caton with Littledale St Paul and Over Kellet St Cuthbert 19th Sept 2018
Rev Michael Childs Vicar: Morecambe St Barnabas 24th Sept 2018
Rev Stefan Dnistrianskyj Vicar (half-time): Wrightington with Heskin St James the Great 31st Oct 2018
Rev David Stephenson Vicar: Haslingden St James with Grane St Stephen & Stonefold St John & Musbury St Thomas 13th November 2018
Rev Kamran Bhatti Interim Assistant Curate (Missionary Priest): Fulwood St Cuthbert 14th November 2018
Rev Andy Meeson Vicar: Leyland St John 5th December 2018
Rev Ann Templeman Rector (HfD): Much Hoole St Michael 8th December 2018
Rev Nicholas Heale Priest-in-Charge: The Benefice of North and East Blackburn 6th February 2019
Rev Christopher Wood Vicar (half-time): Waddington St Helen and West Bradford St Catherine 4th March 2019
Rev Christopher Krawiec Rector: Holy Trinity Poulton le Sands with St Laurence of Morecambe 19th March 2019
Rev David O'Brien Vicar: Blackpool St Thomas  


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (September 2018 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Revd Michael Gisbourne Vicar: Lancaster St Paul Scotforth Precentor: Ripon Cathedral (Leeds) 16th Sept 2018
Revd Andrew Gray Ordained Pioneer Minister Faith Sharing Enabler: Diocese of Bath & Wells 24th Sept 2018
Revd Canon Arun John Vicar: Blackburn St Stephen & St James Team Rector: Rothwell, Lofthouse, Methley with Mickletown and Oulton with Woodlesford (Leeds) 30th Nov 2018
Revd Philip Maudsley Curate: Fulwood Christ Church Priest in Charge: Moston St Mary & New Moston St Chad (Manchester) 13th January 2019
Revd Charles Dudley Jefferson Vicar: Balderstone, Mellor and Samlesbury Interim Priest in Charge: the benefice of Walton-on-Trent with Croxall, Rosliston with Linton and Castle Gresley, the benefice of Seal and Lullington with Coton-in-the-Elms and the benefice of Stapenhill Immanuel (Derbu) 8th January 2019
Revd Graham Sawyer Vicar: Briercliffe St James Rector: Kilcooley Union with Fertagh (Cashel Ferns and Ossory) 11th January 2019


RETIREMENTS (September 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Rev Jane Bury Vicar (3/4 time): Fence-in-Pendle St Anne with Higham St John the Evangelist 30th Sept 2018
Rev Simon Hunt Vicar: Higher Walton All Saints 30th Sept 2018
Rev Wesley Marks Vicar: Ribby Cum Wrea St Nicholas and Weeton St Michael 13th Oct 2018
Rev Alan Byrom Vicar: Blackpool Christ Church with All Saints 28th February 2019


RESIGNATIONS (September 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Rev Canon David Gibb Vicar: Leyland St Andrew 31st December 2018



Name Deanery Effective date
Rev Sharon Baines Leyland September 2018
Rev Caroline Tracey Hospital Chaplain September 2018
Revd James Goodwin-Hudson Chorley September 2018
Revd Dorothy Jane Bury Whalley October 2018
Revd Peter Templeman Leyland December 2018
Revd Derek Baines Leyland January 2019
Revd Augustine Omavuebe Preston January 2019


DEATHS (September 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd Mother Lucy Clare Walker Retired with PTO 29th September 2018
Revd Michael Ward Retired with PTO 5th December 2018