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Appointments and Retirements

The Bishops' Office has recently announced the following appointments and retirements. In addition, the Diocesan Secretary has announced staffing changes at the Diocesan Board of Finance; these are included below.

Updated 12 June 2018

The Reverend Mary LAMB will be retiring from 3 September 2018

The Reverend Canon Dr John PARR currently Assistant Curate (Interim Parish Priest) to the Benefice of Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley and Hon Canon St Edmundsbury Cathedral will be gaining the postionj of Ministry Formation Adviser (To hold the Bishop’s Licence, with effect from 3 September 2018)

The Reverend Richard William FINCH currently SSM Associate Vicar the Benefice of Shortlands and Chaplain to Bishop Justus CE Secondary andTrinity CE Primary Schools, Bromley is moving to Priest in Charge the Benefice of Leiston with Sizewell to be licensed from Sunday 8 July 2018 at 6.00pm Sunday 8 July 2018 at 6.00pm, venue: St Margaret of Antioch Church, Leiston

The Reverend Catherine Robin BLADEN currently Assistant Curate The Benefice of Sancroft Chaplain at Stradbroke High School is to move to being the Priest-in-Charge The Parishes of Hepworth with Hinderclay and Thelnetham, Stanton, Barningham, Coney Weston, Hopton and  Market Weston and is being licensed from Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 7.30pm, venure: Hepworth Parish Church      

Updated 4 June 2018

The Reverend Dr Barbara Lee Kerney SHERLOCK  PhD will be retiring from 1 October 2018

The Reverend Valri ARMSTRONG will be retiring from 20 May 2018

Updated 17 April 2018

The Revd Mark MORGAN will be retiring from 1 April 2018.

Updated 8 March 2018

The Revd Janice LEAVER will be retiring from 15 April 2018.

Updated 20 February 2018

The Revd David EVERETT has been given Permission To Officiate

The Revd Gillian ANDERSON has been given Permission To Officiate

The Revd Canon David CRAWLEY has been given Permission To Officiate

Updated 14 February 2018

The Revd Jeanette GOSNEY in addition to her current role, is to be the St Lawrence Preacher (a self supporting ministry acting as Associate Priest) within the parish of Ipswich  St Mary le Tower with effect from 1st February 2018.

The Reverend Peter GILL is to retire with effect from 11 March 2018.

Updated 25 January 2018

The Reverend Canon Pauline HIGHAM currently Rector the parishes of Bayford with Brickendon, Essendon, Litte Berkhamsted & Ponsbourne, Diocese of St Albans, is to be House for Duty Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) The Benefices of Combs and Little Finborough and Great Finborough with Onehouse, Harleston, Buxhall and Shelland. She will be licensed on 14 May 2018 at 7.30pm at Buxhall Parish Church.

Updated 18 January 2018

The Reverend Christopher ROBINSON currently Rector of the Benefice of Rattlesden with Thorpe Morieux, Brettenham and Hitcham is to also be Rural Dean of Lavenham Deanery. He will be  licensed by the Archdeacon of Sudbury at Thorpe Morieux Parish Church on Sunday 28 January 2018 at 4.00pm.

Updated 15 January 2018

The Reverend Andrew TYLER currently (Interim) Priest in Charge The Benefice of Ipswich All Hallows is to be Director of the Healing and Counselling Centre and Priest Pastor of the Church St. Marylebone, London Diocese.

Updated 12 January 2018

The Reverend Christopher Alan HOOD currently Assistant Curate the Benefice of Haughley is to be Vicar of the Benefice of Felixstowe St Peter and St Paul with St Andrew and St Nicholas. He will be licensed on 13 March 2018 at 7.30pm at Felixstowe St Andrew

Updated 11 January 2018

The Reverend Claire Louise LING currently Assistant Curate The Benefice of Kesgrave is to be Associate Priest St Augustine’s, the Parish of Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Reverend Dr Matthew Keith LING currently Assistant Curate The Benefice of East Bergholt and Brantham and Associate Chaplain the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is to be Vicar St Augustine’s, The Parish of Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Updated 21 December 2017

The Reverend Sheila Elizabeth HART, SSM Assistant Priest The Whinlands Benefice is SSM Assistant Priest The Benefice of Alde Sandlings with effect from 1 Novmber 2017.

The Reverend Peter Mark LOWTHER, Priest in Charge The Benefices of Aldeburgh w/t Hazlewood & Whinlands is Rector The Benefice of Alde Sandlings with effect from 1 November 2017

The Reverend Johanna Stacey MABEY, SSM Assistant Curate the Benefice of Aldeburgh with Hazlewood is SSM Assistant Curate the Benefice of Alde Sandlings with effect from 1 November 2017

The Reverend Nichola WINTER, SSM Assistant Priest The Benefice of Aldebugh with Hazlewood and Chaplain Aldeburgh Community Hospital is SSM Assistant Priest The Benefice of Alde Sandlings with effect from 1 November 2017 and continuing as Chaplain Aldeburgh Community Hospital

Updated 19 December 2017

The Reverend Alan William FORSDIKE currently SSM Assistant Curate with interim responsibilityfor the Benefice of Westerfield and Tuddenham St Martin with Witnesham is to be SSM Priest-in-Charge of the same benefice with effect from 1st November 2017.

The Reverend Canon Graham HEDGER currently Diocesan Head of Stewardship and Generous Giving is to be Priest in Charge The Orebeck Benefice. He is to be licensed on 16 May 2018 at 7.30pm, venue to be announced.