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Last updated 21st September 2017

Clergy Moves




Licensing date
Rev Canon Dr Sue Penfold additionally Temporary Assistant Archdeacon (Blackburn) 13th April 2017
Rev Canon Dr Simon Cox additionally Temporary Assistant Archdeacon (Lancaster) 13th April 2017
Rev Canon Brian McConkey Vicar: Hurst Green, Mitton & Ribchester 26th April 2017
Rev Mike Barton Vicar: Longridge St Lawrence with St Paul 2nd May 2017
Rev Duncan Bell Associate Vicar: Leyland St Andrew 4th May 2017
Rev Captain Martin Joss Vicar of Oswaldtwistle   5th May 2017
Rev David Arnold Additionally Area Dean: Chorley 17th May 2017
Rev David Craven Rector: Rufford & Tarleton 6th June 2017
Rev Canon Andrew Sage Additionally Priest in Charge: Blackpool St Christopher and St Nicholas 17th June 2017
Rev Christine Morton

SSM Assistant Curate: Marton St Paul

19th June 2017
Rev Matthew Hornby Vicar: Coppull and Coppull St John 20th June 2017
Rev Cath Martlew SSM Assistant Priest: Standish St Wilfrid 9th July 2017
Rev Judith Kirkham SSM Associate Minister: Waterside Parishes 9th July 2017
Rev Matthew Cook

Associate Vicar: Leyland St Andrew

16th July 2017
Rev Peter Ballard SSM Priest-in-charge: Shireshead St James 1st August 2017
Rev Helen Scamman Associate Vicar (1/4 time): Lancaster St Thomas 29th August 2017
Rev Canon Andrew Evans Vicar: Ashton St Michael and All Angels 3rd September 2017
Rev Robin Figg Vicar: Warton St Oswalds with Yealand Conyers St John   4th September 2017
Rev James Gwyn-Thomas Priest In Charge: Conventional District of Buckshaw Village Church 10th September 2017
Rev David Hanson Vicar: Preston St Stephen  1st October 2017
Rev Neil Kelley Rector: Chorley St Laurence 17th October 2017
Rev Julie Smith Vicar: Barrowford St Thomas and Newchurch-in-Pendle St Mary 26th October 2017
Rev Martin Daniels Vicar: Blackpool St Christopher & St Nicholas 1st November 2017


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (April 2017 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Rev Stephen Smith   Permission to Officiate Manchester Diocese 18th May 2017
Rev Stephen Grey Vicar: Garstang St Thomas Liverpool Diocese 24th June 2017
Rev Gillian Henwood Permission to Officiate Carlisle Diocese 24th June 2017
Rev Pauline Bicknell Vicar: 

Slyne with Hest St Luke and Halton St Wilfrid with Aughton St Saviour

Liverpool Diocese 30th August 2017
Rev Brian Whitley Permission to Officiate Durham Diocese 3rd September 2017
Rev Mark Williams Vicar: Burnley St Matthew the Apostle Manchester Diocese 9th October 2017
Rev Tom Davis Vicar: Morecambe St Barnabas (3/4 time) Sodor & Man Diocese 23rd October 2017


RETIREMENTS (April 2017 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Rev Polly Mason Vicar: Wrightington with Heskin St James the Great 30th April 2017
Rev Ness Starkey Ingol: St Margaret 12th May 2017
Rev Teresa Stott Vicar: Skerton St Luke 31st May 2017
Rev Dyllis Dickinson SSM Local Curate: Stalmine St James with Pilling St John 23rd July 2017
Rev Peter Nunn Priest in Charge: Preston The Risen Lord 31st July 2017
Rev Chris Halliwell Vicar (1/2 time) Grimsargh 1st August 2017
Rev Canon Brian Mayne HMP Chaplain 7th September
Rev Canon Michael Hartley Vicar: Freckleton Holy Trinity and Warton St Paul 30th September 2017
Rev Philip Dennison Vicar: Shevington St Anne 30th September 2017
Rev Canon Dr Ian Stockton

Canon Chancellor: Blackburn Cathedral

31st October 2017
Rev Canon Timothy Lipscomb Vicar: Preston St John and St George The Martyr 31st October 2017
Rev John Brocklehurst Vicar: Waddington St Helen and West Bradford St Catherine 30th November 2017


RESIGNATIONS (April 2017 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Rev Alex Baker Vicar: Gisburn St Mary 29th October 2017


DEATHS (April 2017 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Rev John McGuire Permission to Officiate 7th May 2017
Rev Barry Whitehead Permission to Officiate 23rd May 2017
Rev Canon Jim Duxbury  

10th July 2017

Rev John Robinson Permission to Officiate 19th August 2017