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Last updated 22nd September 2021

Clergy Moves and News


Name Post(s) Licensing date
Revd Jason Gardner Resourcing Church Leader (Assistant Curate): Blackburn St Luke 1st July
Revd Anne Beverley Area Dean: Kirkham 11th July
Revd Alexander Oehring Rector: Colne 15th July
Revd Michael Fish Vicar (Half time): Blackpool Holy Cross South Shore 21st July
Revd Paul Robinson Vicar: Leyland St Ambrose 19th August
Revd Matt Cook Vicar: Bamber Bridge St Saviour 24th August
Revd Stephen Haskett Assistant Curate tbka Interim Associate Minister: Freckleton and Warton 3rd September
Revd Richard Dashwood Vicar: Kirkham St Michael 5th September
Revd Canon Leah Vasey Saunders Vicar: Lancaster St Mary (The Priory) 8th September
Revd David Owens Assistant Curate: Preston St John and St George The Martyr (Preston Minster) 11th September
Revd Rebecca Roberts

Vicar: Lower Darwen St James

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

13th September
Revd Rebecca Feeney Curate-in-Charge: Chorley St Peter 19th September
Revd Neil Kelley Priest-in-Charge: Chorley St Peter (additional appointment)

19th September

Rev Sheelagh Aston Vicar: Blackburn St Silas 6th October
Revd Andrew Dykes Resourcing Church Leader (Assistant Curate): Blackpool St John 12th October
Revd Canon Fleur Green Vicar: Broughton St John Baptist 25th October
Revd Edward Carr Vicar: Rishton St Peter and St Paul 8th November
Revd Keith Fenton Associate Priest (HfD): Torrisholme the Ascension 9th November
Revd Liz McLean Vicar: Salesbury St Peter TBC
Revd Glen Brooks Vicar: St Annes on Sea St Annes 30th November


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (July 2021 onwards)

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

18th July 2021

Rev Patrick Senior Rector: Burnley St Stephen adn St Peter Interim Vicar: Drighlington St Paul and Gildersome St Peter in the Diocese of Leeds 20th 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
Rev Kamran Bhatti Missionary Priest: Preston St Cuthbert Fulwood Vicar: Golder's Green in the Diocese of London 14th September 2021


RETIREMENTS (July2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective date
Revd Fiona Jenkins Vicar (1/2 time): Chipping St Bartholomew 1st August 2021
Revd David Bacon Vicar (1/2 time): Darwen St Barnabas 30th September 2021
Revd Keith Fenton Rector: Ribbleton 17th October 2021


RESIGNATIONS (July2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Effective Date
Rev Canon Alistair McHaffie Area Dean: Preston 1st September 2021
Rev CIndy Rigney Area Dean: Lancaster and Morecambe 1st September 2021
Revd Andrew Osborn Rector: Heysham St Peter 31 October 2021
Revd Canon Fleur Green Vicar: Darwen St Peter 25th October 2021



Name Deanery Effective date
Revd Canon Dr Michael Leyden Blackburn Diocese June 2021
Revd Andrew North Kirkham June 2021
Revd Dawn Banks Kirkham August 2021
Revd Stephen Fletcher Leyland August 2021


DEATHS (May 2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Canon Ronald Greenall PTO 2nd September 2021

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

Revd John McGrath

Revd Timothy Horobin

If you require further details regarding any of these matters please contact the diocesan registrar: