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Last updated 12th November 2018

Clergy Moves


Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Grant Ashton Temporary Assistant Archdeacon, Blackburn Archdeaconry 1st July 2018
Rev Jane Greenhalgh Vicar: Freckleton Holy Trinity with Warton St Paul 18th July 2018
Rev Gail Miller C of E Chaplain: HMP Preston 22nd July 2018
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


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (July 2018 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Revd Mike Peatman Vicar: Poulton-le-Sands Holy Trinity with Morecambe St Laurence Priest-in-Charge: Beverley St Nicholas (York) 30th July 2018
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 13th January 2019


RETIREMENTS (June 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Rev Graham Nelson Asst Priest & Supernumerary in Preston Deanery 30th June 2018
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



Name Deanery Effective date
Rev Gisela Raines Preston July 2018
Rev William (Bill) Raines Preston July 2018
Rev Keith Thomas Lancaster & Morecambe July 2018
Rev Julie Haworth Lancaster & Morecambe July 2018
Rev Hilary Murphy Accrington July 2018
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


DEATHS (June 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Rev John Martin Hallows Vicar (HfD): Gisburn St Mary the Virgin 28th June 2018
Rev Canon Denys Gordon Bellinger Retired with PTO 15th July 2018
Rev Robert Crosby Wells Retired 25th Aug 2018
Revd Mother Lucy Clare Walker Retired with PTO 29th September 2018