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Last updated 20th September 2018

Clergy Moves




Licensing date
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 Christine Morton Vicar (HfD): Treales 29th April 2018
Rev Dr Rowena Pailing Blackburn Cathedral: Canon Missioner 5th May 2018
Rev John Griffiths Vicar: Garstang St Thomas 14th May 2018
Rev Christopher Boland Vicar: Fulwood Christ Church 4th June 2018
Rev Lesley Anne Atkins Vicar: Marton St Paul 13th June 2018
Rev Susan Seed Vicar: Slyne with Hest St Luke with Halton St Wilfrid and Aughton St Saviour 14th June 2018
Rev John-Paul Sanderson Associate Priest: Chorley St Laurence 19th June 2018
Captn Matthew Rowley Lead Evangelist: Blackpool Centre of Mission 19th June 2018
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 Ann Templeman Vicar (HfD): Much Hoole St Michael  
Rev Andy Meeson Vicar: Leyland St John  
Rev Stefan Dnistrianskyj Vicar (half-time): Wrightington with Heskin St James the Great 31st Oct 2018


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (April 2018 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Rev Dr Roz Murphy Vicar: Blackpool St Thomas Lambeth Palace 2nd April 2018
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 Canon Arun John Vicar: Blackburn St Stephen & St James Team Rector: Rothwell, Lofthouse, Methley with Mickletown and Oulton with Woodlesford (Leeds) 30th Nov 2018


RETIREMENTS (April 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Rev Derek Baines Vicar: Much Hoole St Michael 1st April 2018
Rev Colin Penfold Vicar: Great Harwood St Bartholomew and St John 30th April 2018
Rev Sharon Baines Asst Curate: Penwortham St Leonard 20th May 2018
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 Gary Kennedy Accrington April 2018
Rev Graham Pollitt Lancaster & Morecambe June 2018
Rev Canon William Weaver Garstang June 2018
Rev Dyllis Dickinson Garstang June 2018
Rev Calvin Howard Blackpool June 2018
Capt Jim Currin Lancaster & Morecambe June 2018
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


DEATHS (April 2018 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Rev Canon Leonard Roy Lawrence Retired 25th April 2018
Rev Terry Murnane Vicar: Haslingden St James with Grane St Stephen and Stonefold St John and Musbury St Thomas
28th April 2018
Rev James Robert Haslam Retired 29th April 2018
Rev Canon Frederick Brian Oddy Retired 6th May 2018
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