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Last updated 27th January 2020

Clergy Moves and News

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (January 2020 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
Rev Timothy Henry Kaye Curate (Associate Vicar): Burnley St Andrew with St Margaret and Burnley St James 19th January
The Ven David Anthony Picken Archdeacon: Lancaster 4th February
Rev Christopher Noel Casey Vicar: Holme in Cliviger St John the Devine and Worsthorne St John the Evangelist 5th March
Rev Shaun Baldwin Vicar: Bamber Bridge St Aidan and Walton-le-Dale St Leonard 18th March
Rev Carol Louisa Backhouse Vicar: Lancaster Christ Church 23rd March
Rev Canon Mark Soady Rector: Rufford and Tarleton 1st April
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 Lindsay Pearson Vicar: Blackpool St Mary Squires Gate and Chaplain: St George's School Blackpool TBC
Rev Canon David Gibb Associate Priest: The Benefice of Over Wyre TBC

MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (December 2019 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date

RETIREMENTS (December 2019 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Dawn Banks Assiciate Priest: The Waterside Parishes 29th December

RESIGNATIONS (December 2019 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Revd David Martyn Rogers Vicar: New Longton All Saints 31st December


Name Deanery Effective date
Revd John Squires Poulton November 2019
Revd David Allsop Accrington January 2020

DEATHS (December 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
Revd Alan Charles George Rawe Retired 18th December
Revd Michael Buckley Retired with PTO 17th December
Revd Erid Keith Sillis Retired 13th January

                          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.