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Last updated 14th March 2018

Clergy Moves

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (January 2018 onwards)



Licensing date
Rev Shaun Baldwin Additionally Priest-in-Charge (1/2 time) Ingol St Margaret 8th January 2018
Rev Patrick Senior Additionally: Acting Area Dean (Burnley Deanery) during Rev Canon Mark Jones' sabatical 8th Janaury 2018 - 1st April 2018
Ven Michael Everitt Additionally Interim Vicar: Preston St John and St George 14th January 2018
Rev Matt Allen Director of Studies: Blackburn Diocese and All Saints 16th January 2018
Rev Rie Walker Curate (1/2 time): Ingol St Margaret 29th Janaury 2018
Rev Graham Piper  Priest (HfD): Accrington St Andrew, St Mary Magdalen and St Peter 4th March 2018 2018
Rev David Stephenson Interim Associate Vicar (12mths): Haslingden St James w Grane St Stephen & Stonefold St John and Musbury St Thomas 12th February 2018
Rev Paul Benfield

Registrar of the Diocese of Blackburn (half-time)

and Assistant Priest (half-time) of Burnley St Andrew with St Margaret and Burnley St James and Burnley St Mark

15th February 2018 (both posts)
Rev Paul Berry Spiritual Care Co-ordinator and Chaplain: Trinity Hospice, Blackpool 20th March 2018
Rev Canon Alistair McHaffie Vicar: Preston Risen Lord 14th April 2018
Rev Hugh Scriven Priest in Charge: Accrington St John with Huncoat St Augustine 21st April 2018
Revs Andrew and Jenny Brown Vicar: Shevington St Anne and Associate Vicar: Shevington St Anne 22nd April 2018
Rev Dr Rowena Pailing Blackburn Cathedral: Canon Missioner 5th May 2018
Rev John Griffiths Vicar: Garstang St Thomas 14th May 2018
Rev Jane Greenhalgh Vicar: Freckleton Holy Trinity with Warton St Paul TBC
Rev Christopher Boland Vicar: Fulwood Christ Church 4th June 2018


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (January 2018 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Rev Canon David Banbury Parish Mission Support Department Leader Liverpool Diocese March 2018
Rev Dr Roz Murphy Vicar: Blackpool St Thomas Lambeth Palace April 2018


RETIREMENTS (January 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Rev Philip Hunt Retired Clergy Officer (Blackburn Archdeaconry) 19th January 2018
Rev Canon Dr Sue Penfold Director of Discipleship and Ministry 5th February 2018
Rev Dr John Darch Diocesan Director of Ordinands and IME2 26th March 2018
Rev Derek Baines Vicar: Much Hoole St Michael 1st April 2018
Rev Sharon Baines Asst Curate: Penwortham St Leonard 20th May 2018
Rev Colin Penfold Vicar: Great Harwood St Bartholomew and St John 30th April 2018


RESIGNATIONS (January 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Rev David Arnold Priest in Charge: Chorley St George (NB he will continue in his other posts) 26th January 2018
Rev Canon Ed Saville Area Dean: Pendle Deanery (NB he will continue in his diocesan  Social Responsibility Lead Officer post) 31st January 2018
Rev Colin Penfold Area Dean: Whalley Deanery (NB he will continue with his other post until his retirement in April) 14th February 2018


DEATHS (January 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date