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Last updated 21st January 2021

Clergy Moves and News

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (December 2020 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Caitlin Carmichael-Davis Vicar: Lancaster St Chad Skerton and Lancaster St Luke Skerton 6th December
Rev Paul Hunter Vicar: Copp St Anne with Inskip St Peter 6th December
Rev Claire Cooke Pioneer Minister (part-time): Scotforth St Paul 6th December
Rev Stephen Brown Interim Area Dean: Accrinton 7th December
Rev Canon Nicholas Wells Priest-in-Charge: Lytham St John 16th December
Rev Sheelagh Aston Vicar: Blackburn St Silas Postponed until March 2021
Rev Rie Walker Vicar: Ingol St Margaret 20th December
Rev Timothy Kaye Curate HfD (Assistant Priest): Briercliffe St James 18th January 2021
Rev Munawar Din Vicar: The Plurality of Brierfield St Luke and Burnley St Cuthbert 20th January
Rev Chris Anderton Vicar: Blackburn The Redeemer 25th February
Rev Adam Thomas Centre Director: Whalley Abbey 2nd March
Rev David Arnold

Vicar: Accrington St Andrew, St Mary Magdalen and St Peter and Church Kirk 

Area Dean: Accrington

19th May
Rev Sharon Greensmith Vicar: Briercliffe St James  26th May


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (December 2020 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Rev Lisa Senior Rector: Colne Diocese of Leeds: Prison Chaplain 7th December 2020
Rev Graham Halsall Vicar: Bamber Bridge St Saviour DIocese of Canterbury: The Saxon Shoreline Benefice 18th January 2021
Rev Chris Dingwall-Jones Assistant Curate: Fleetwood St David and St Peter Chaplain: Jesus College, Oxford TBC


RETIREMENTS (December 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Canon Christopher Newlands Vicar: Lancaster St Mary (The Priory) 28th February 2021
Revd Andrew Parkinson Vicar: Longton St Andrew 6th April 2021
Revd John Griffiths Vicar: Garstang St Thomas 9th April 2021
Revd Peter Smith Vicar: Chorley St Peter 11th April 2021
Revd David Lyon Vicar: St Annes-on-Sea St Annes (Heyhouses) 30th April 2021


RESIGNATIONS (December 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective Date
Revd Stephen Haskett Vicar: Blackpool St John 21st December
Revd Tom Donaghey Vicar: Baxenden St John 30th November 2020
Rev Christopher Holden Vicar: Rishton St Peter & St Paul 28th February 2021



Name Deanery Effective date
Revd Stephen Haskett Blackpool December 2020


DEATHS (December 2020 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

Full name Penalty Date Imposed Brief Summary