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Last updated 25th May 2022

Clergy Moves and News

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (January 2022 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
Revd Paul Boulter Vicar (1/2 time): Caton with Littledale St Paul 1st January
Revd Dave Hanson Area Dean: Preston 17th January
Revd Andrew Horsfall Area Dean: Blackburn with Darwen 10th January
Revd Nick Davis Vicar: Darwen St Cuthbert with Tockholes St Stephen 10th January
Revd Jane Lee Vicar: East Lonsdale Benefice 21st February
Revd Michael Hutchinson Vicar: Garstang St Thomas 2nd February
Revd Barbara Pack Assistant Priest (SSM): Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury 28th February
Revd Graeme Buttery Vicar: Adlington St Pauil 1st March
Revd Paul McNally Assistant Curate: Accrington St James 9th March
Revd Hugh Scriven Vicar: Accrington St John with Huncoat St Augustine 31st March
Revd Ian Sarginson Priest-in-Charge: Buckshaw Village Converntional District 4th April
Revd Peter Hamborg Vicar: Benefice of Bolton-le-Sands 24th April
Revd Lois Ward Vicar (1/2 time): Woodplumpton St Anne 1st May
Revd Amanda Marshall Vicar: Baxenden St John and Accrington St Paul 1st May
Revd Kevin Colyer Urban Evangelist: Over Darwen St James 14th May
Revd Canon Deborah Larkey Vicar (1/2 time): Lund St John the Evangelist 23rd May
Revd Lesley Hinchcliffe Area Dean: Pendle 6th June
Revd Munawar Din Area Dean: Burnley 6th June
Revd Mary Ashton Vicar (1/2 time): Silverdale St John 7th June
Revd Wilma Colley Vicar (1/2 time): Chipping St Bartholomew 13th June
Revd Samuel Crossley Vicar: Longton St Andrew 22nd June
Revd Helen Scamman Area Dean: Lancaster and Morecambe TBC


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (January 2022 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Rev Sharon Greensmith Vicar: Briercliffe St James Master: Lichfield St John in the Diocese of Lichfield 29th May 2022


RETIREMENTS (January 2022 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Michael Hampson Vicar: Hornby with Claughton and Whittington with Arkholme and Gressingham 2nd February 2022

Revd John Knott

Rector: Foulridge Laneshawbridge and Trawden 17th April 2022
Revd Edmund Straszak Vicar: Chorley All Saints

19th April 2022

Revd David Ward Rector (SSM): Brindle St James 1st May 2022
Revd Canon Andrew Sage Vicar: Blackpool St Stephen on the Cliffs 21st May 2022
Revd Canon Linda Macluskie Vicar: Sandylands St John the Divine 31st May 2022
Revd Stephen Cooper Team Rector: Fellside Team Ministry 31st July 2022
Revd Chris Casey Vicar: Holme in Cliviger St John the Divine with Worsthorne St John Evangelist 14th September 2022
Revd Andrew Evans Vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Ashton on Ribble 30th September 2022


RESIGNATIONS (January 2022 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective Date
Revd Peter Hamborg

Vicar (1/2 time): Preston Emmanuel and

Vicar (1/2 time): Lea St Christopher

24th April 2022
Revd Chris Casey Area Dean of Burnley and 
Interim Area Dean of Pendle
5th May 2022
Revd Canon Martin Keighley Area Dean of Poulton 17th March 2022
Revd Claire Cooke Ordained Pioneer Minister: Lancaster St Paul Scotforth 30th April 2022
Revd Lindsay Pearson Vicar of Blackpool St Mary's 16th August 2022



Name Deanery Effective date
The Ven Anne Dawtry Poulton November 2021
Revd Peter Walsh Kirkham November 2021
Revd Canon Alison Woodhouse Kirkham December 2021
Revd Frances Guite Burnley March 2022
Revd David Ward Chorley May 2022
Revd Edmund Straszak Chorley May 2022


DEATHS (November 2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd Stephen Hunt PTO: Diocese of Blackburn 24th February
Revd Peter Allsop PTO: Diocese of Blackburn 10th March

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

Revd John McGrath

Revd Timothy Horobin

If you require further details regarding any of these matters please contact the diocesan registrar: