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Last updated 13th December 2019

Clergy Moves and News

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (October 2019 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Sarah Siddique Gill Vicar: Blackburn St Stephen and St James 17th October
Rev Philip Chew Vicar: Ribby Cum Wrea St Nicholas and Weeton St Michael 3rd November
Rev Mark John Williams Rector: The Bowland Benefice 13th November
Rev Joanne Sarah Smith Vicar: Euxton 5th December
The Ven David Anthony Picken Archdeacon: Lancaster TBC
Rev Christopher Noel Casey Vicar: Holme in Cliviger St John the Devine and Worsthorne St John the Evangelist TBC
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
Rev Canon Mark Soady Rector: Rufford and Tarleton TBC

MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (October 2019 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Revd Edward William Christopher Carr Curate: Adlington St Paul Associate Priest: Holborn St Alban the Martyr 6th October

RETIREMENTS (October 2019 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Jonathan Patrick Milton-Thompson Vicar: Blackburn St Andrew Livesey 31st October
Revd Dawn Banks Assiciate Priest: The Waterside Parishes 29th December

RESIGNATIONS (October 2019 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd Canon Peter Russell Hapgood-Strickland  Vicar: Burnley St Andrew and St Margaret and Burnley St James 31st October
Revd David Martyn Rogers Vicar: New Longton All Saints 31st December


Name Deanery Effective date
Revd Nicholas Finlay Kirkham October 2019
Revd Kelvin Powell Kirkham October 2019
Revd Stuart Broughton Kirkham October 2019
Revd John Squires Poulton November 2019

DEATHS (October 2019 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd Iain Hugh Rennie Retired with PTO 17th October
Revd Keith Benjamin Ashworth Retired with PTO 9th December

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

Full name Penalty Date Imposed Brief Summary        
Revd John McGrath Prohibition from Ministry for 5 years 4 November 2020 Close and inappropriate relationship with a person not his spouse. Spiritual abuse of a vulnerable person in the instigation of said relationship.