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Last updated 13th April 2021

Clergy Moves and News

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (January 2021 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Sheelagh Aston Vicar: Blackburn St Silas Postponed until October 2021
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 Paul McNally Vicar: Accrington Christ Church 10th March
Rev Mike Clayton Curate (SSM): Lea St Christopher and Preston Emmanuel 18th April
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
Revd Jonathon Lee Rector: Bispham All Hallows 16th June
Rev Chris Casey Area Dean: Burnley TBC
Revd Karen Herschell Vicar: Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury TBC
Revd Alexander Oehring Rector: Colne TBC
Revd Michael Fish Vicar (Half time): Blackpool Holy Cross South Shore TBC
Revd Rebecca Roberts

Vicar: Lower Darwen St James

Priest-in-Charge: Over Darwen St James and Hoddlesden St Paul



MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (January 2021 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
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 30th December 2020
Rev James Gwyn-Thomas Vicar: Buckshaw Village Church Rector: Kirklington with Burneston, Pickhill and Wath in the Diocese of Leeds

18th July 2021

Rev Nancy Goodrich

Vicar: Bolton-le-Sands Holy Trinity and

Area Dean: Tunstall

Vicar: Bollington St Oswald in the Diocese of Chester 26th July 2021


RETIREMENTS (January 2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Canon Christopher Newlands Vicar: Lancaster St Mary (The Priory) 3rd March 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
Revd Canon Andrew Hindley Canon - Residentiary: Blackburn St Mary the Virgin with St Paul 30th April 2021


RESIGNATIONS (January 2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective Date
Rev Christopher Holden Vicar: Rishton St Peter & St Paul 28th February 2021
Rev Robert Fielding Priest-in-Charge (1/2 time): Read St John and Simonstone St Peter 28th April 2021
Rev Paul Boulter Priest-in-Charge: Over Kellet St Cuthbert 31st March 2021



Name Deanery Effective date
Revd John Graver Burnley February 2021
Revd Graham Ashworth Leyland March 2021
Revd Clive Shaw Lancaster & Morecambe March 2021


DEATHS (January 2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd Neville Ashton PTO 4th Feb 2021
Revd John Francis Retired 8th Feb 2021
Revd Andrea Roberts Retired with PTO 21st Feb 2021
Revd Barry Eaton Chaplain at HMP Preston 23rd Feb 2021

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

Full name Penalty Date Imposed Brief Summary