Coronavirus: Latest advice for parishes Get resources and information
Site search

Last updated 29th May 2020

Clergy Moves and News


Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Canon Mark Soady Rector: Rufford and Tarleton
[Licensed as Priest-in-Charge, full Induction and Institution at a later date]
1st April
Rev Adrian Kevin Wolton

Vicar: Blackpool Christ Church with All Saints

[Licensed as Priest-in-Charge, full Induction and Institution at a later date]

19th April
Rev Rick Bunday Chaplain: HM Prison Service 21st May
Rev Fiona Haines Chaplain: HM Prison Service 12th June
Rev Lindsay Pearson Vicar: Blackpool St Mary Squires Gate and Chaplain: St George's School Blackpool TBC

MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (April 2020 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Rev Ian Enticott Vicar: Accrington St James and St Paul Diocese of Chester: Rector of Congleton 21st July 2020

RETIREMENTS (April 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 (April 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 Paul Payton Burnley May 2020

DEATHS (April 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd Canon Brian Maxwell Beaumont Retired with PTO 4th April

                          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.