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Clergy Moves and News


Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Fiona Haines Chaplain: HM Prison Service 12th June
Rev Lindsay Pearson

Licensed virutally as Priest-in-Charge: Blackpool St Mary Squires Gate and Chaplain: St George's School Blackpool 

25th June


Rev Joanne Macholc Assistant Priest (SSM): Blackburn St Stephen & St James 30th June
Rev Gary O'Neill Interim Canon Precentor and Residentiary Canon: Blackburn Cathedral 4th July
Rev Dr Thomas Woolford Interim Vicar (18 months): New Longton All Saints 2nd September
Rev Aiden Edwards Interim Vicar (3 years): Burnley St Andrew with St Margaret and Burnley St James 4th September
Rev Canon Mark Soady Rector: Rufford and Tarleton
[Mark was licensed virtually as Priest-in-Charge on 1st April]
21st September
Rev Lindsay Pearson Vicar: Blackpool St Mary Squires Gate
[Lindsay was licensed virtually as Priest-in-Charge on 25th June]
7th October

MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (June 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 (June 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Ann Rene Wood Priest-in-Charge (HfD): Lytham St John the Divine 30th June
Revd John Bannister Vicar (half time): Lund St John the Evangelist 31st August
Revd Canon Dr Simon Cox Rector: Bispham All Hallows 31st August
Revd Stephen Adesanya Vicar: The Plurality of Burnley St Cuthbert and Brierfield St Luke 27th September
Revd Martin Duerden Vicar: Salesbury St Peter 30th September
Revd Graham Ashworth Associate Priest: Leyland St Ambrose 30th September
Revd Duncan Clarke Vicar: Leyland St Ambrose 30th November

RESIGNATIONS (June 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective Date
Revd Canon Andrew Horsfall Residentiary Canon: Blackburn Cathedral 30th June
Revd Canon Dr Susan Williams Associate Priest (HfD): East Lonsdale 13th July
Revd Richard Marshall Vicar: Benefice of the Redeemer Blackburn 15th August


Name Deanery Effective date
Revd Ann Wood Kirkham July 2020
Revd Stephen Large Burnley July 2020
Revd Judith Smith Tunstall July 2020
Revd Canon Dr Susan Williams Tunstall July 2020

DEATHS (June 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
The Very Revd John Kenneth Robinson Retired with PTO  5th August

                          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.