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Clergy Moves and News




Licensing Date

Revd Alice Ormondroyd Vicar of St Oswald, Warton with St John Yealand Conyers 21st January 2024
Revd Dr Jenny Gaffin Residentiary Canon and Canon Precentor of Blackburn Cathedral 2nd February 2024
Revd Neil Kelley Assistant Archdeacon with responsinility for Clergy Wellbeing 11th February 2024
Revd Jo Smith Area Dean of Chorley 12th February 2024
Revd Peter Walsh Vicar of the Over Wyre Benefice 3rd March 2024
Revd Anne Beverley Director of Ministry 4th March 2024
Revd Tristan Meares Assistand Curate of Burnley St Catherine with St Alban and St Paul 10th March 2024
Revd Bryn Naylor Priest in Charge of Feniscliffe St Francis and Feniscowles Immanuel 11th March 2024
Revd Alice Cole Minister in Charge of Blackburn St Aidan's 15th April 2024
Revd James Wallace Vicar of St Cuthbert Fulwood 21st April 2024
Revd Lis Ward Team Vicar of The Fellside Team 2nd June 2024
Revd Ian Ward Associate Vicar (SSM) of The Fellside Team 2nd June 2024





Licensing Date

Revd Mary Ashton Warden of Spiritual Directors

8th January 2024




Post Held

Retirement Date

Revd Canon Cath Brooks Vicar of St Aidan and St Luke, St Mark and St Philip 31st January 2024
Revd Stephen Jones Vicar of Christ Church, Carnforth 17th February 2024
Revd David Noblet Chaplain at HMP Wymott 28th February 2024
Revd Peter Ballard Priest in Charge of St James Shireshead 31st March 2024
Revd Mary Ashton Vicar of Silverdale St John 20th April 2024




Post Held

Last Day

Revd Anne Beverley Vicar of Christ Church, Wesham 18th February 2024
Revd Anne Beverley Area Dean of kirkham 18th February 2024
Revd Anne Beverley Dean of Women's Ministry 18th February 2024




Post held

Move to

Last day in post




Name Current Post(s) Date of Death

Revd Canon Bernard Geoffrey Moore

Retired Clergy January 2024




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
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 Chorley St James 15th July 2023
Revd Tim Kaye Priest in Charge of Burnley St Andrew 1st August 2023
Revd Tim Roberts Vicar of Preston St John (Minster) and St George the Martyr 2nd August 2023
Revd Matthew Robinson Vicar of Preston Emmanuel  27th August 2023
Revd Mark Bradford Vicar of Lancaster St Thomas 4th September 2023
Revd David Roscoe Vicar of Ashton-on-Ribble St Michael and All Angels with Preston St Mark 8th October 2023
Revd Andy Williams Vicar of Grimsargh St Michael 21st October 2023
Revd Matt Guilder Vicar of Over Kellet st Cuthbert 5th November 2023
Revd Matt Malins Vicar of Oswaldtwistle 6th November 2023
Revd Dr Judith Clark Vicar of Clitheroe, Chatburn and Downham 19th November 2023
Revd Anne Beverley Priest in Charge of Christ Church, Treales 20th November 2023
Revd Andy Dykes Vicar of St John, Blackpool 20th November 2023
Revd Rachel Sheehan Priest in Charge of The Freedom Church, Mereside 25th November 2023
Revd Shaun Baldwin Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Lund 5th December 2023
Revd Angela Letchford Assistant Curate at St Thomas, Lancaster 22nd December 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
Revd Andrew Brown Vicar of Eccleston St Mary the Virgin and Charnock Richard Christ Church Vicar of Toxteth Park St Agnes and St Pancras in Liverpool Diocese 27th June 2023
Revd Julie Smith Vicar of St Thomas Barrowford and St Mary Newchurch-in-Pendle Marske in Cleveland, Diocese of York 5th August 2023
Revd Deborah Larkey Vicar of Lund St John the Evangelist Diocese of Salisbury 12th September 2023
Revd Caitlin Carmichael-Davis Vicar of Lancaster St Chad Skerton (in plurality with Lancaster St Luke Skerton) Diocese of Leeds 26th September 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 Chris Scargill Vicar of St Anne's on Sea, St Thomas 30th September 2023
Revd Dr Margaret Anne Morris Vicar of St Oswald's, Knuzden 15th October 2023
Revd Garry Whittaker Team Vicar The Fellside Team 31st October 2023
Revd Michael Woods Vicar of Croston, Bretherton and Mawdsley ith Bispham 30th November 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) and Priest in Charge of Blackpool St John 31st July 2023
Revd Julie Smith Vicar of St Thomas Barrowford and St Mary Newchurch-in-Pendle 5th August 2023
Revd Christina Walker Curate (SSM) of Dolphinholme with Quermore and Over Wyresdale 16th August 2023
Revd Kevin Huggett Chaplain of Lancaster University 3rd September 2023
Revd Jane Parker Assistant Curate of St Paul's North Shore and St Anne's Grrenlands 15th September 2023
Revd David Roscoe Vicar of Feniscliffe St Francis and Feniscowles Immanuel  7th October 2023
Revd Shaun Baldwin Vicar of St Aidan Bamber Bridge and St Leonard Walton-le-Dale 4th December 2023
Revd Neil Kelley Area Dean of Chorley 31st December 2023


Name Current Post(s) Date of Death
Revd Canon Norman Atty Reitred Clergy 12th January 2023
Revd John Leslie Sutcliffe Retired Clergy 15th March 2023
Revd Roland Nicholson Retired Clergy 22nd June 2023
Revd Peter Grierson Retired Clergy 10th August 2023
Revd Gill Dyer Retired Clergy August 2023
Revd Roger Hamblin Retired Clergy 5th September 2023

                          Clergy Discipline Measure - Penalty Announcement(s)

The Diocesan Registry holds information regarding those clergy who have received a penalty under the Clergy Discipline Measure and can be contact should you require specific information. Details of clergy prohibited from ministry are held by the Archbishops in a list accessible to Diocesan Bishops and Diocesan Registrars

If you require further details regarding any of these matters please contact the Diocesan Registrar: