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Last updated 19th March 2020

Clergy Moves and News

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (January 2020 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Timothy Henry Kaye Curate (Associate Vicar): Burnley St Andrew with St Margaret and Burnley St James 19th January
The Ven David Anthony Picken Archdeacon: Lancaster 4th February
Rev Christopher Noel Casey Vicar: Holme in Cliviger St John the Devine and Worsthorne St John the Evangelist 5th March
Rev Shaun Baldwin Vicar: Bamber Bridge St Aidan and Walton-le-Dale St Leonard 18th March
Rev Carol Louisa Backhouse Vicar: Lancaster Christ Church 23rd March
Rev Canon Mark Soady Rector: Rufford and Tarleton 1st April
Rev Lindsay Pearson Vicar: Blackpool St Mary Squires Gate and Chaplain: St George's School Blackpool 11th May
Rev Rick Bunday Chaplain: HM Prison Service 21st May
Rev Adrian Kevin Wolton Vicar: Blackpool Christ Church with All Saints TBC
Rev Susan Fiona Vallente-Kerr Vicar: The Benefice of Lancaster St Chad Skerton and the Benefice of Lancaster St Luke Skerton held in plurality TBC

MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (January 2020 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date

RETIREMENTS (January 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Beverley Jayne Ward Vicar: Cleveleys St Andrew 31st March
Revd Ann Rene Wood Priest-in-Charge (HfD): Lytham St John the Divine 30th June

RESIGNATIONS (January 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective Date
Revd Craig Andrew Abbott Associate Vicar: Lancaster St Thomas 1st April
Revd Canon Brenda Harding Associate Priest (SSM): Lancaster Christ Church 12th April
Revd Richard William Bunday Vicar: Kirkham St Michael 30th April
Revd Kevan Thorn Assicoate Priets (NSM): Kirkham St Michael 30th April


Name Deanery Effective date
Revd David Allsop Accrington January 2020
Revd Enid Briggs Burnley January 2020
Revd Canon Lawrence Carson-Featham Blackpool February 2020
Revd Canon Roy Braithwaite Whalley Febuary 2020
Revd Paul Smith Blackpool March 2020

DEATHS (January 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd Eric Keith Sillis Retired 13th January
Revd Pamela Elizabeth Nicholson Retired with PTO 30th January
Revd John Howard Catley Retired 5th February
Revd Norman Stanley Saul Retired 8th February

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

Full name Penalty Date Imposed Brief Summary        
Revd John McGrath Prohibition from Ministry for 5 years 4 November 2019 Close and inappropriate relationship with a person not his spouse. Spiritual abuse of a vulnerable person in the instigation of said relationship.