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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 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.

Updated 24 March

The Reverend Robin James BARNES currently SSM Assistant Curate (known as Assistant Priest) in the Benefice of Debenham and Helmingham in to retire on 30 April 2017.

The Reverend Susan Rita BATES currently Assistant Curate at the Yoxmere Benefice is to be Rector of the Benefice of Debenham and Helmingham. She will be licensed on 6 July 2017 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Debenham.

Updated 21 March

Capt Christopher Paul TYLER currently Community Minister in the North Bury Team Ministry and Community Minister in the Lark Valley Benefice is to be Community Minister in the Benefice of Lavenham with Preston. He will be licensed on 10 May 2017 at 7.30pm at Lavenham Parish Church.

The Reverend Canon Paul Richard DALTRY currently Minister for Community Engagement in the Deanery of Ipswich is to be Priest in Charge in the Benefice of North Blackwater in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He is to finish on 28 April 2017.

Updated 13 March

The Reverend Elizabeth Mary CANNON has been given Permission to Officiate.

Updated 7 March

The Reverend John Leslie ASTON currently Vicar of Felixstowe St Peter and St Paul with St Andrew and St Nicholas is to retire on 31 May 2017.

The Revd Jeanette Margaret GOSNEY currently Parish Development Officer and Dean of Women’s Ministry in the Diocese of St Albans in to be Bishops’ Ministry Officer.

Updated 3 March

The Reverend Jeremy Douglas Adam PARSONS currently Team Vicar in the Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry, Diocese of Chelmsford is to be Rector of the St Edmunds Way Benefice. He will be licensed on 16 May 2017 at 7.30pm at All Saints Lawshall.

Updated 15 February

The Reverend Richard ELLIS currently SSM Assistant Priest the Benefice of Leiston with Sizewell is to retire with effect from 13 March 2017. He will have Permission to Officiate from 14 March 2017.

Updated 14 February

The Reverend Patricia Yvonne WRIGHT who currently has Permission to Officiate in the parishes of Bramford, Little Blakenham with Baylham and Nettlestead has been given Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich,

Updated 13 February

The Reverend Philip John MERRY currently SSM Assistant Curate at the Benefice of Great Bealings and Little Bealings with Playford and Culpho is to be Priest in Charge Badwell and Walsham Benefice. He will be licensed on 24 April 2017 at 7.30pm at Walsham le Willows Parish Church.

Updated 10 February

The Revd Jonathan Paul Taddeusz OLANCZUK currently Rector Upper Alde Benefice and a Chaplain to Suffolk Police will retire from 30 April 2017.

Updated 9 February

The Revd Martin PHILLIPS-LAST currently Priest-in Charge the Benefice of Leiston with Sizewell is to be Senior Priest in the Parish of Ammochostas, Cyprus. He will be licensed on 25 March at The Church of Ayia Nappa.

Updated 31 January 2017

The Reverend David James SWALES currently Rector at Haughley with Wetherden and Stowupland is to be Priest-in-Charge at St Christopher, Pott Shrigley in the Diocese of Chester. His will be licensed on Tuesday 30 May at 7.30pm at St Christopher's, Pott Shrigley by the Bishop of Chester. 

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