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Last updated 26th May 2023

Clergy Moves and News


Name Post(s) Licensing Date
Revd Tracy Swindells Vicar of Holy Trinity Freckleton and St Paul Warton 4th June 2023
Revd Dr Louis Johnson Associate Priest of Lancaster St Mary (The Priory) 25th June 2023
Revd Dan Freeman Vicar of St James, Chorley 15th July 2023
Revd Matthew Robinson Vicar of Emmanuel Church, Preston 27th August 2023
Revd Mark Bradford Vicar of Lancaster St Thomas 4th September 2023



Name Post(s) Licensing date
Ruth Haldane Lay Chair of Whalley Deanery 5th January 2023
Revd Linda Tomkinson

New role: Rector of Ribbeton


10th January 2023
Revd Michelle Delves Associate Mission Priest: Colne St Bartholomew and Holy Trinity 15th January 2023
Revd Craig Abbott Area Dean of Lancaster and Morecambe Deanery 29th January 2023
Revd Canon Andy Froud Rector of Foulridge, Laneshawbridge & Trawden 30th January 2023
Revd Helen Scamman Vicar of Caton with Littledale St Paul (half time) 1st February 2023 
Revd Peter Walsh Interim Priest of the Over Wyre Benefice 5th February 2023
Revd Mark Nelson Rector of Heysham St Peter with St James and St Andrew 5th February 2023
Revd Andrew Teather Vicar of St Stephen on the Cliffs, Blackpool 15th February 2023 
Revd Andrew Holmes Rector of Burnley St Peter and St Stephen 20th February 2023
Revd Lucy Lunn Vicar of the Benefice of Hornby with Claughton and Whittington with Arkholme and Gressingham 6th March 2023
Revd Sarah Cliff Vicar of Sandylands St John the Divine 27th March 2023
Revd Gregor Stewart Rector of The Fellside Team 28th March 2023
Revd Liz McLean Area Dean of Whalley Deanery 16th April 2023
Revd Robert Legge Vicar of Blackpool St Mary's South Shore and Chaplain of St George's School, Blackpool 17th April 2023
Revd Andy Meeson Area Dean of Leyland Deanery 30th April 2023
Revd Simon Lloyd Associate Priest of St Thomas, Musbury, St James, Haslingden With St John’s, Stonefold and St Stephen’s, Grane 9th May 2023
Revd Nicholas McKee Honorary Canon of Elvetham in the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn 25th May 2023



Name Post held Move to Last day in post
Revd Duncan John Bell Associate Vicar of St Andrew's Leyland Associate to the Rector of All Saints Anglican Church in the Diocese of the Carolinas in the Anglican Church of North America 13th February 2023
Revd Dr Susan Salt Curate: Lancaster Priory Rector of Halsall, Lydiate and Downholland Saints Thomas and Cuthbert 14th February 2023
Revd Aiden James Alexander Edwards Interim Vicar of Burnley St Andrew with St Margaret and Burnley St James Priest-in-Charge (Incumbent Designate) of the beneficies of The Burgh Group and The Wainfleet Group in the Diocese of Lincoln 5th March 2023



Name Post Held Retirement date
Revd David Phillips Vicar of Chorley St James 5th January 2023
Revd Neil Salt Vicar of Grimsargh St Michael 31st January 2023
Revd James Robert Harry Crawford Associate Priest at Bispham All Hallows 31st January 2023
Revd Robin Figg Vicar of Warton St Oswald with Yealand Conyers St John 31st March 2023
Revd Alan Hogarth Vicar of Heapey & Withnell 30th April 2023
Captain David Thorp Preston Deanery Missioner 17th June 2023
Revd Garry Whittaker Team Vicar The Fellside Team 31st October 2023



Name Post Held Last day in post 
Revd Linda Tomkinson Priest in Charge of Freedom Church Mereside 9th January 2023
Revd Helen Scamman

Associate Vicar St Thomas' Lancaster

31st January 2023

Revd Jonathan Carmyllie Area Dean of Whalley 9th April 2023
Revd Marc Wolverson Area Dean of Leyland 9th April 2023
Revd Tracy Swindells Vicar of St Leonard, Langho 14th May 2023
Revd Andrew Brown Vicar of St Mary Eccleston and Christ Church Charnock Richard 27th June 2023
Revd Mark Bradford Vicar of Preston St Cuthbert, Fulwood 29th July 2023
Revd Sam Haigh Vicar of St John and St George the Martyr (Preston Minster) 31st July 2023
Revd Julie Smith Vicar of St Thomas Barrowford and St Mary Newchurch-in-Pendle 5th August 2023
Revd Kevin Huggett Chaplain of Lancaster University 3rd Spetember 2023



Name Deanery Effective date
Revd Frances Guite Burnley March 2022
Revd David Ward Chorley May 2022
Revd Edmund Straszak Chorley May 2022
Revd David Lyon Kirkham June 2022
Revd Barbara Wilson Leyland June 2022
Revd Canon Jon Scamman Lancaster September 2022
Revd Claire Cooke Lancaster September 2022
Revd Anton Muller Diocese wide September 2022
Revd Noel Colley Whalley November 2022
Revd Philip Maddock Blackpool November 2022
Revd Linda Macluskie Lancaster and Morecambe November 2022
Revd Alexandra Logan Lancaster and Morecambe November 2022
Revd Stephen Cooper Whalley December 2022
Revd John Hall Blackpool January 2023
Revd Jayne Ward Pendle and Whalley April 2023
Revd David Phillips Leyland April 2023
Revd Maureen Read Garstang April 2023
Revd Hilary Murphy Accrington May 2023
Revd Adrian Mairs Preston May 2023
Revd Alex Baker Leyland and Chorley May 2023
Jesse Adesina Preston May 2023


DEATHS (November 2022 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date of Death
Revd Andy James Shaw MBE Vicar of the Over Wyre Group of churches 7th November 2022
Revd Brian William Pierce Retired Clergy 18th November 2022
Revd Brian Barwell Retired Clergy Not Known
Revd Canon Norman Atty Reitred Clergy 12th January 2023
Revd John Leslie Sutcliffe Retired Clergy 15th March 2023

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

Revd John McGrath

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