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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 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 Combs 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.

Updated 18 December 2017

The Reverend Paul DARBYSHIRE currently SSM Assistant Curate the Benefice of Kesgrave is to be SSM Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest). He will be licensed on 15 January 2018 at 7.30pm at Kesgrave Parish Church.

The Reverend Richard HENDERSON currently Priest in Charge The Benefice of Beccles St Michael and St Luke is to be Rector The Benefice of Beccles St Michael and St Luke. He is to be licensed on 28 January 2018 at 3.00pm at St Michael’s Church, Beccles.

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

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.