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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 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.

Updated 26 June 2017

The Reverend Richard Hugh Perceval THORNBURGH currently Rector of the Benefice of The Saints (previously known as the Benefice of  South Elmham and Ilketshall) and Assistant Priest of the Bungay Benefice is to retire with effect from 4 August 2017.

The Reverend Jane Rachel PENN currently SSM Assistant Priest in The Benefice of Tadley with Pamber Heath and Silchester in the Diocese of Winchester is to be Priest in Charge (Half time) The Benefice of Worlingham with Barnby and North Cove. She will be licensed on 14 September 2017 at 7.30pm at All Saints, Worlingham.

The Reverend Deirdre Ann WEST is to retire with effect from 17 August 2017 and to have Bishop’s Permission to Officiate upon retirement with immediate effect.

Updated 16 June 2017

The Reverend Rachel CORNISH currently SSM Assistant Curate the Benefice of Great Finborough with Onehouse, Harleston, Buxhall and Shelland and Assistant Curate the Benefice of Combs and Little Finborough is to be Interim Priest-in-Charge (to be known as Priest-in-Charge) of The Alde River Benefice. She will be licensed at Benhall Parish Church on 13 July 2017 at 7.30pm.

The Reverend Deirdre Ann WEST is to retire with effect from 17 August 2017 and to have Bishop’s Permission to Officiate upon retirement with immediate effect.

The Reverend Eleanor Mary GOODISON currently SSM Assistant Curate South Hartismere Benefice is to be SSM Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) in The Benefice of Athelington, Denham, Horham, Hoxne, Redlingfield, Syleham and Wingfield. She will be licensed at Hoxne Parish Church on 12 July at 7.30pm.

The Reverend Harry STALKER is to retire with effect from 18 August 2017 and to have Bishop’s Permission to Officiate upon retirement with immediate effect.

Updated 12 June 2017

The Reverend Canon Malcolm Dawson ROGERS currently Vicar of St Mary with St Peter, Bury St Edmunds is to be Chaplain of The Anglican Church of St Andrew, Moscow (Europe). He will be licensed on 3 September 2017 at St Andrew's, Moscow.

The Reverend Canon Susannah Amanda IZZARD currently has Permission to Officiate in the Diocese is to be Bishop’s Adviser for Pastoral Care and Counselling from 1 June 2017.

The Reverend Paul William TAMS currently SSM Assistant Curate the Benefice of Lakenheath with Santon Downham and Elveden is to be Rector The Benefice of  Lakenheath with Santon Downham and Elveden. He will be inducted on 5 July 2017 at 7.30pm at St Mary the Virgin, Lakenheath.

Updated 1 June 2017

The Revd Sharron Dawn COBURN currently Priest in Charge the Parish of Brandon with Wangford is to be Rector the Benefice of Brandon and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Young Vocations Champion. She will be inducted on 19 June at 7.30pm at St Peter's Church, Brandon.

Updated 26 May

The Revd Jennifer Mary RIDLEY currently SSM Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Sudbury All Saints is to be SSM Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) in The Parish of Great Cornard. She will be licensed on 29 June at 7.30pm at St Andrew's Church, Great Cornard 

Updated 30 March

The Reverend Dr Simon George HILL currently Vicar of Copthorne in the Diocese of Chicester is to be Rector of the Suffolk Heights Benefice. He will be installed on 26 July 2017 at 7.30pm at Chevington Parish Church.

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