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Last updated 2nd December 2021

Clergy Moves and News

APPOINTMENTS IN THE DIOCESE (September 2021 onwards)

Name Post(s) Licensing date
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 10th November
Revd Dr Tom Woolford Vicar: New Longton All Saints 24th November
Revd Amanda Marshall

Priest in Charge:Baxenden St John

and also Curate in Charge: Accrington St Paul

29th November
Revd Glen Brooks Vicar: St Annes on Sea St Annes 30th November
Revd Susan Ball Vicar (1/2 time): Read St John and Simonstone St Peter 12th December
Revd Dave Hanson Area Dean: Preston 17th January
Revd Andrew Horsfall Area Dean: Blackburn with Darwen 10th January
Revd Nick Davis Vicar: Darwen St Cuthbert with Tockholes St Stephen 10th January
Revd Jane Lee Vicar: East Lonsdale Benefice 21st February
Revd Helen Scamman Area Dean: Lancaster and Morecambe TBC
Revd Michael Hutchinson Vicar: Garstang St Thomas TBC
Revd Graeme Buttery Vicar: Adlington St Pauil TBC


MOVES OUT OF THE DIOCESE (September 2021 onwards)

Name Current post(s) Move to Effective date
Rev Kamran Bhatti Missionary Priest: Preston St Cuthbert Fulwood Vicar: Golder's Green in the Diocese of London 14th September 2021


RETIREMENTS (September 2021 onwards)

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


RESIGNATIONS (September 2021 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 Peter Law-Jones Kirkham October 2021
Revd Jo Drew Lancaster and Morecambe October 2021
The Ven Anne Dawtry Poulton November 2021
Revd Peter Walsh Kirkham November 2021


DEATHS (September 2021 onwards)

Name Current Post(s) Date
Canon Ronald Greenall PTO 2nd September 2021
Revd Gerald Higham PTO 15th October 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: