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Last updated 4th October 2023

Clergy Moves and News


Name Post(s) Licensing Date
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



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



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 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 David Roscoe Vicar of Feniscliffe St Francis and Feniscowles Immanuel  7th October 2023




Name Deanery
Revd David Allsop Accrington
Revd Barbara Knight Accrington
Revd Kevin Logan Accrington
Revd Hilary Murphy Accrington
Revd Canon Michael Ratcliffe Accrington
Revd Canon Stuart Broughton Blackburn with Darwen
Revd Dennis Crook Blackburn with Darwen
Revd Canon John Hartley Blackburn with Darwen
Revd Sandra Kearney Blackburn with Darwen
Revd Philip Tyers Blackburn with Darwen
Revd John Birbeck Blackpool
Revd Nicholas Bralesford Blackpool
Revd Canon Lawrence Carson-Featham Blackpool
Revd Canon Richard Cartmell Blackpool
Revd Canon Simon Cox Blackpool
Revd Jim Crawford Blackpool
Revd Canon John Hall Blackpool
Revd David Lyon Blackpool
Revd Philip Maddock Blackpool
Revd Harry Pugh Blackpool
Revd Canon James Rushton Blackpool
Revd Paul Smith Blackpool
Revd Kevan Thorn Blackpool
Revd Stuart Tomlinson Blackpool
Revd David Wilkinson Blackpool
Revd Canon Neil Barnes Burnley
Revd Enid Briggs Burnley
Revd Frances Guite Burnley
Revd Stephen Large Burnley
Revd Richard Oakley Burnley
Revd Alex Baker Chorley (and Leyland)
Revd Canon Ken Barrett Chorley
Revd Alan Clements Chorley
Revd Dr John Cree Chorley
Revd Walter Drain Chorley
Revd Michael Hatton Chorley
Revd Dr Michael Keulemans Chorley
Revd David Long Chorley
Revd Robert Moore Chorley
Revd John Mountain Chorley
Revd Fiona Naylor Chorley
Revd Nicholas Procter Chorley
Revd David Reynolds Chorley
Revd Peter Smith Chorley
Father Edmund Straszak Chorley
Revd David Ward Chorley
Revd Wendy Williams Chorley
Revd Dawn Banks Garstang
Revd Martyn Cripps Garstang
Revd Dyllis Dickinson Garstang
Revd Jeffrey Finch Garstang
Revd Evan Gray Garstang
Revd Margaret Jenkinson Garstang
Revd Dr Alan Leeson Garstang
Revd Maureen Read Garstang
Revd Michael Roberts Garstang
Revd Margaret Sherdley Garstang
Revd John Squires Garstang
Revd Alan Byrom Kirkham
Revd Donald Carey Kirkham
Revd Canon Godfrey Hirst Kirkham
Revd Christine Gould Kirkham
Revd Ian Hollin Kirkham
Revd Peter Law-Jones Kirkham
Revd David Maddock Kirkham
Revd Canon Brian Mayne Kirkham
Revd Jeff Radcliffe Kirkham
Revd Rosie Radcliffe Kirkham
Revd Kelvin Powell Kirkham
Revd Terry Scholz Kirkham
Revd Alice Snowden Kirkham
Revd Ivan Walters Kirkham
Revd Anne Wood Kirkham
Revd Canon Alison Woodhouse Kirkham
Revd Canon Marvin Bamford Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Thomas Bill Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd David Bolster Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Keith Brockbank Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Peter Cavanagh Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Anne Cunliffe Lancaster and Morecambe
Captain Jim Currin Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Dr Herrick Daniel Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Timothy Evans Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Tim Girling Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Brenda Harding Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Dr Richard Impey Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Dr Tricia Impey Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Dr Anderson Jeremiah Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Alexandra Logan Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Linda Macluskie Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Canon Peter Mann Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Graham Pollitt Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Clive Shaw Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Keith Thomas Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Mark Vasey-Saunders Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Gillian Watson Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Yvonne Wilson Lancaster and Morecambe
Revd Graham Ashworth Leyland
Revd Alex Baker Leyland (and Chorley)
Revd Canon Thomas Barnes Leyland
Revd Patricia Belshaw Leyland
Revd Jeffrey Fearnley Leyland
Revd Stephen Fletcher Leyland
Revd David Gaskell Leyland
Revd Canon Philip Green Leyland
Revd Brian Gregory Leyland
Revd Frank Kendall Leyland
Revd David Phillips Leyland
Revd Richard Plant Leyland
Revd Thomas Taylor Leyland
Revd Peter Templeman Leyland
Revd Barbara Wilson Leyland
Revd Priestly Brook Pendle
Revd Geoffrey Dearden Pendle
Revd Nigel Kroukamp Pendle
Revd Paul Clemence Poulton
Ven Anne Dawtry Poulton
Revd Ian Files Poulton
Revd Canon Michael Hartley Poulton
Revd Thomas Maidment Poulton
Revd Peter Nunn Poulton
Revd Canon Colin Williams Poulton
Jesse Adesina Preston
Revd John Ball Preston
Revd Christopher Beeson Preston
Revd Chris Jackson Preston
Revd Geoffrey Loxham Preston
Revd Gill Mack Preston
Revd Adrian Mairs Preston
Revd Augustine Omavuebe Preston
Revd Bill Rianes Preston
Revd Gisela Raines Preston
Revd Canon Grant Ashton Tunstall
Revd Canon Peter Calvert Tunstall
Revd Anne Dixon Tunstall
Revd Dr Jo-Ann Drew Tunstall
Revd Steven Evans Tunstall
Revd Professor Helen Leathard Tunstall
Revd Frank Parr Tunstall
Revd Mabel Parr Tunstall
Revd Canon Arthur Ranson Tunstall
Revd Andrew Schofield Tunstall
Revd Sister Judith Smith Tunstall
Revd Canon Paull Warren Tunstall
Revd Sister Sue Williams Tunstall
Revd Canon Roy Braithwaite Whalley
Revd Jane Bury Whalley
Revd Kathryn Carmyllie Whalley
Revd Noel Colley Whalley
Revd Stephen Cooper Whalley
Revd Anne Hardacre Whalley
Revd Norman Ivison Whalley
Revd Ann Jepson Whalley
Revd Canon Dr Peter Shepherd Whalley
Revd Ness Starkey Whalley
Revd Jane Ward Whalley
Revd Canon Michael Wedgeworth Whalley
Revd Canon Carolyn Woodcock Whalley


DEATHS (January 2023 onwards)

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: