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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 7 December 2017

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Katherine Anne VALENTINE (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Pakenham, Norton, Tostock with Great Ashfield, Hunston and Stowlangtoft and Assistant  Diocesan Director of Ordinands) to also be  Rural Dean of Ixworth Deanery with effect from 17 November 2017.

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Anthony James REDMAN (SSM Assistant Priest of the Blackbourne Team Ministry and Bishop’s Advisor for Self Suipporting Ministry) to also be an Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Assistant Rural Dean of Ixworth Deanery with effect from 17 November 2017. 

Updated 9 November 2017

The Reverend Stephen David GRIFFITHS currently Chaplain Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to be Chaplain West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust with effect from 18 September 2017.

Updated 6 November 2017

The Reverend David Michael Brownlow MATHERS has been given Permission To Officiate.

Updated 31 October 2017

The Reverend David Brinley SINGLETON currently the Rector of the Benefice of Bansfield is to be Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Haughley with Wetherden and Stowupland. He will be licensed on 16 January 2018 at 7.30pm at Haughley Parish Church.

Updated 19 October 2017

The Reverend Canon Sandra BARTON has been appointed as Diocesan Environment Officer with immediate effect.

The Reverend Caroline Susan WILSON currently House for Duty Associate Priest in the Parishes of St Mary and St Andrew, Whittlesford and St John the Baptist, Pampisford (Ely Diocese) is to be Vicar of the Benefice of Rushmere. She will be licensed on 3 January 2018 at 7.30pm at Rushmere St Andrew Parish Church.

The Very Reverend Dr Frances Fearn WARD currently Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral is to resign with effect from 31 January 2018; leaving post 31 October 2017 to begin sabbatical

The Reverend Mark Gregory KICHENSIDE currently Priest in Charge the Benefice of Felixstowe Christ Church is to be Rector of the Benefice of Felixstowe Christ Church with effect from 1st July 2017.

The Reverend Caroline Anne ALLEN currently Priest in Charge the Benefice of Walton and Trimley is to be Rector of the Benefice of Walton and Trimley effective from 1st July 2017.

Updated 19 September 2017

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Right Reverend Graeme Paul KNOWLES, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich to also be Non Stipendiary Residentiary Canon and Acting Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. He will be licensed at St Edmundsbury Cathedral by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich on 16 October 2017 at 10.00am.

Updated 11 September 2017

The Reverend David Harry MESSER has been appointed Vicar of the Benefice of Walkington, Bishop Burton, Rowley and Skidby in York Diocese. He will be licensed on 16 November 2017.

Updated 5 September 2017

The Reverend Helen Miranda MITCHELL is to retire with effect from 31 August 2017.

The Reverend Christine Jane NUNN is to retire with effect from 12 September 2017 and to have Permission to Officate on retirement.

Updated 22 August 2017

The Reverend Wendy Elizabeth GOURLAY currently SSM Assistant Curate (known as Assistant Priest) in the Carlford Benefice is to retire with effect from 3 September 2017 and will have Bishop's Permission to Officiate in the diocese with immediate effect. 

Updated 18 August 2017

The Reverend Joanna Leigh GOYMOUR retired with effect from 5 February 2017.

Updated 9 August 2017

The Reverend Canon Sally Ann GAZE currently Team Rector Tas Valley Team Ministry and Diocesan Facilitator for fresh expressions of Church, Norwich Diocese is to be Dean for Rural Mission Consultancy. She will be licensed on 30 October 2017 at 5.00pm at the Bishop's Chapel.

Updated 31 July 2017

Capt Christopher Paul TYLER currently Community Minister in the North Bury Team Ministry and Community Minister in the Lark Valley Benefice, Hon Police Chaplain with the Suffolk Constabulary and Hon Chaplain to 301 Squadron (Bury St Edmunds) Air Training Corps is to be ordained Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Lavenham with Preston. He will be licensed on 29 November 2017 at 7.00pm at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Lavenham.

Updated 28 July 2017

The Reverend Janet Patricia ffrench currently Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) The Benefice of Elmsett with Aldham, Hintlesham, Chattisham and Kersey is to be Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Rector) The Parish of St Margaret Horsmonden, Rochester Diocese. 

The Reverend Timothy Edward ffrench currently Rector The Benefice of Elmsett with Aldham, Hintlesham, Chattisham and Kersey is to be Rector The Parish of St Margaret Horsmonden, Rochester Diocese.

Updated 26 July 2017

The Reverend Alison Louise CHESWORTH currently Team Vicar South West Ipswich Team Ministry is to be Priest in Charge the Parishes of St Peter, Penhill and St Philip, Upper Stratton, Bristol Diocese.

Updated 21 July 2017

The Reverend Laura Margaret SELMAN currently Assistant Curate St Andrew and St Mark Surbiton, Southwark Diocese is to be Assistant Curate the North Bury Team and the Lark Valley Benefice. She will be licensed on 14 September 2017 at 7.30pm at St John’s Church, Bury St Edmunds.

The Reverend Jagjit BACHU currently SSM Assistant Curate The Benefice of Wales St John the Baptist, Sheffield Diocese is to be SSM Assistant Curate The Benefice of Ipswich St John the Baptist. He will be licensed on 17 September 2017 at 10.30am at St John the Baptist, Ipswich.

Updated 19 July 2017

Reverend Nicholas Steven ATKINS currently Rector of the Benefice of Ipswich St Matthew with Triangle and All Saints is to be Area Dean of Ipswich Deanery with effect from 12 June 2017. He succeeds  the Reverend Canon Charles Alexander Graham JENKIN who will continue as Vicar of Ipswich St Mary le Tower and Bishop’s Interfaith Adviser.

The Reverend Daniel Edward John THOMPSON currently Assistant Curate at Hadleigh St Mary is to be Rector of The Icknield Benefice in the Diocese of Oxford.

Updated 7 July 2017

Reverend Diane Ruth WILLIAMS currently Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Needham Market with Badley and Rural Dean of Bosmere Deanery is to be Acting Rural Dean of Stowmarket Deanery with effect from 1 June 2017. She will be licensed as Acting Rural Dean at Evensong on Sunday 16 July 2017 by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich at St Mary’s Buxhall at 6.30pm.

Updated 27 June 2017

The Reverend Julia Carole LALL currently Priest-in-Charge South Hartismere Benefice is to be Rector South Hartismere Benefice. She will be inducted on 21 September at 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Thorndon.

The Reverend Elizabeth Ann LAW currently House for Duty Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) The Benefice of Bildeston with Wattisham and Lindsey, Whatfield with Semer, Nedging and Naughton is to retire with effect from 10 December 2017.

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