Appointments and retirements 2019


Updated 11 December

The Reverend Ruth Merrick Hatchett The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich would like to inform you that Ruth will be ending her employment as Vicar of the Benefice of the Wilford Peninsula. To retire with effect from 29 February 2020.

Updated 9 December

The Revd John Michael Loftus The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd John Michael Loftus as House for Duty Priest, Wrentham, Covehithe with Benacre, Henstead with Hulver and Frostenden, Diocese of St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
 

Updated 2 December

The Revd Jennifer Mary Ridley The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Jennifer Mary Ridley as SSM Assistant Priest of the Benefice of Sudbury All Saints with Ballingdon and Brundon, and SSM Assistant Priest of the Benefice of Sudbury St Gregory with St Peter and Chilton. This is in addition to her current role as SSM Assistant Priest of the Benefice of Great Cornard.

The Revd David Peter White The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd David Peter White as a SSM Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest), at the Benefice of Felixstowe St Peter and St Paul with St Andrew and St Nicholas, to be licensed on 18 December 2019.

Updated 22 November

The Revd Christopher John Ramsey The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Christopher John Ramsey as Assistant Priest of the Benefice of Sudbury All Saints with Ballingdon and Brundon, and Assistant Priest of the Benefice of Sudbury St Gregory with St Peter and Chilton. This is in addition to his current role as Vicar of the Benefice of Great Cornard.

The Revd Canon Cheryl Anne Collins The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Cheryl Collins, as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Sudbury All Saints with Ballingdon and Brundon, and Assistant Priest of the Benefice of Great Cornard. This is in addition to her current role as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Sudbury St Gregory with St Peter and Chilton.

Updated 15 November

The Revd Julia Corinne Mann, Assistant Curate (to be known as Assistant Priest) in the Lark Valley Benefice as of 13 August 2019 will be Assistant Curate (to be known as Assistant Priest) to The Benefice of Lark Valley and North Bury.

The Revd Mark Newby Haworth, Priest in Charge of the Lark Valley Benefice and Team Rector of the Benefice of Bury St Edmunds All Saints with St John the Evangelist and St George (North Bury Team Ministry), as of 13 August 2019, will be Rector of The Benefice of Lark Valley and North Bury.

The Revd Timothy Llewellyn Jones, Assistant Curate (House for Duty) to be known as Associate Priest in the Lark Valley Benefice and the Benefice of Bury St Edmunds All Saints with St John the Evangelist and St George, as of 13 August 2019 will be Assistant Curate (House for Duty) to be known as Associate Priest of The Benefice of Lark Valley and North Bury.

The Revd Valerie Elizabeth Gagen, House for Duty Priest within the North Bury Team Ministry and the Lark Valley Benefice, as of 13 August 2019 will be House for Duty Priest within The Benefice of Lark Valley and North Bury.

The Revd Miriam May Webb, Assistant Curate in the Lark Valley Benefice and the Benefice of Bury St Edmunds All Saints with St John the Evangelist and St George, as of 13 August 2019, will be Assistant Curate of The Benefice of Lark Valley and North Bury.

The Revd Laura Margaret Selman, Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Bury St Edmunds All Saints with St John the Evangelist and St George and The Lark Valley Benefice, as of 13 August 2019, will be Assistant Curate of The Benefice of Lark Valley and North Bury.

The Revd Matthew Robert Selman, Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Bury St Edmunds All Saints with St John the Evangelist and St George (North Bury Team Ministry) and The Lark Valley Benefice, as of 13 August 2019, will be Assistant Curate of The Benefice of Lark Valley and North Bury.

Updated 25 October

The Revd Canon Christine Howick Redgrave The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich would like to inform you that Christine will be ending her employment as Rector of the Yoxmere Benefice. To retire with effect from 2nd December 2019

Updated 22 October

The Revd Christopher John Ramsey The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Christopher John Ramsey as Assistant Priest of the Benefice of Sudbury All Saints with Ballingdon and Brundon. This is in addition to his current role as Vicar of the Benefice of Great Cornard. Chris will be licenced by the Archdeacon of Sudbury on 20th November 2019

Updated 10 October

The Revd Carol Mansell The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Carol Mansell as Assistant Area Dean in addition to her current role as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of All Hallows and Minister for Community Engagement in the Ipswich Deanery. She will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Ipswich on 17 October 2019.

The Revd Catherine Agnes Forsdike The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Catherine Forsdike as Chaplain to The Inspiring Ipswich project. She will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Ipswich on 17 October 2019.

Mr Andy Jefferson The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andy Jefferson as Pioneer Developer/Lay Pioneer Minister for The Inspiring Ipswich Project. He will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Ipswich on 17 October 2019.

Mrs Alicia Holmes The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Alicia Holmes as Lead Pioneer Developer/Lay Pioneer Minister for The Inspiring Ipswich Project.  She will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Ipswich on 17 October 2019.

The Revd Alan Forsdike The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of as Chaplain to The Inspiring Ipswich Project. This is a fixed term role which will expire in December 2024. He will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Ipswich on 17 October 2019.

Updated 9 October

The Revd Michael Thomas Edward Heffernan-Robinson, (known as Robinson) moves from Assistant Curate at St Peter's, Walworth, Diocese of Southwark, to Bishop's Chaplain and Canon Theologian at the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich on 7 January 2020.
 

The Revd Canon Cheryl Anne Collins, The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Cheryl Collins as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Sudbury All Saints with Ballingdon and Brundon. This is in addition to her current role as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Sudbury St Gregory with St Peter and Chilton.

Updated 4 October 2019

Mrs Amy Key, moves from Ordinand, St Mellitus College, Diocese of Chelmsford to Assistant Curate at The Benefice of St.Augustine of Hippo (to be known as Church Planting Curate) on 12 October 2019.


The Revd Simon John White, moves from Assistant Curate (SSM) of The Benefice of Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley, Diocese of St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich to become Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) of The Benefice of Bures with Assington and Little Cornard on 9 October 2019.

Updated 3 October 2019

The Revd Richard Henderson The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Richard Henderson as Rural Dean of Waveney and Blyth in addition to his current role as Rector, The Benefice of Beccles St Michael and St Luke.

The Revd Jane Rachel Penn will be relinquishing her role as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Worlingham with Barnby and North Cove with effect of 23 November 2019. Date of last service: 10 November 2019.

The Revd Malcolm Eric Osborne, The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Max Osborne as Rural Dean of Mildenhall in addition to his current role as Vicar, All Saints, Newmarket. This appointment took effect from 6 September 2019.

The Revd Rosemary Ives Stewart Rycraft, The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Rosemary Ives Stewart Rycraft as Assistant Rural Dean of Mildenhall in addition to her current role as Priest in Charge, Dalham, Gazeley, Higham, Kentford and Moulton. This appointment took effect from 6 September 2019.

The Revd David Alan Butcher, moves from Assistant Curate (SSM) at The Benefice of Mildenhall, Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, to Assistant Curate at The Benefice of Mildenhall, Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich on 17 October 2019.

 The Revd Philip Miller, currently Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Hundred River and Wainford, will become Rector of the Benefice of Hundred River and Wainford following the lifting of the benefice suspension. The licensing will take place on 19 January 2020, by the Acting Archdeacon of Suffolk, at St John the Baptist Church, Beccles.

 The Revd Paul Ian Clarke, moves from Vicar of The Parish of Coxley with Godney, Henton and Wookey, The Diocese of Bath and Wells to become Vicar of The Parish of Rector, Walton and Trimley, Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich on 8 January 2020.

The Revd Angela Jean Oakey-Jones, The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich would like to inform you that Angela ended her employment as Spiritual Care Worker at St Elizabeth Hospice on 13 September 2019.

Updated 4 September 2019

Ms Diane Rose Grano, moves from Lay pioneer, St Christopher's Red Lodge, to Licensed Lay Worker, Rural Resourcing Church Leader and Co-Leader of the Lightwave community, Licensed to the Benefice of Tuddenham with Cavenham, Herringswell and Red Lodge.  She will be licensed on 8 September 2019 at the Millennium Centre, Red Lodge by the Bishop of Dunwich.

The Revd Eric Falla moves from Assistant curate (SSM), The Benefice of Whitton with Thurleston & Akenham to Assistant curate (SSM) The Benefice of East Bergholt and Brantham.  Appointment to commence on 2 September 2019.

Updated 28 August 2019

The Revd Dr Matthew Keith LING, BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCE, moves from Vicar St Augustine’s, The Parish of Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand to Hospital Chaplain, East Suffolk North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.  He will be licensed on 5 November 2019 at Ipswich Hospital by Bishop of Dunwich.

The Revd Elke Brunhilde Emma Cattermole, Assistant Curate, The Benefice of Lavenham with Preston is moving to Priest in Charge, The Benefice of Bildeston with Wattisham and Lindsey, Whatfield with Semer, Nedging and Naughton.  She will be licensed on 24 September 2019 at St Mary Magdalene, Bildeston by the Bishop of Dunwich.

The Revd Trevor Golding has submitted resignation to relinquish his post as: Vicar, St Augustine of Hippo. Trevor will be taking up a new post in the London Diocese.

The Revd Christopher David Eyden, Team Vicar, All Saints, Putney Common, Southwark Diocese is moving to be Assistant Curate (Interim Parish Priest) of the Benefice of Haverhill with Withersfield and Formation Adviser in the Diocese.  He will be licensed on 3 September 2019 at The Bishops Oratory, Park Road, Ipswich by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Updated 27 August 2019

The Revd Charlotte Alice Cook, currently Assistant Curate, The Benefice of Walton and Trimley will become, Rural Resourcing Church Planter and co-leader of the Lightwave community
Licenced to the Carlford Benefice.  She will be licensed on 12 September 2019, at The Oritory, Park Road, Ipswich by the Bishop of Dunwich.

Updated 22 July 2019
 
The Revd Susan D Foster, currently Interim Parish Priest of the Rushmere St Andrew Benefice will become, Vicar of the Rushmere St Andrew Benefice. Bishop Martin Seeley will license her on 29 August 2019.

Updated 28 June 2019

The Revd Canon Ian M Finn currently Rector, The Benefice of Haverhill and Withersfield will retire from effect from 31 August 2019

Updated 26 June 2019

The Revd Robert Thomas Parker-McGee currently Vicar, All Saints, Orpington will be moving to Rector, Boxford, Edwardstone, Groton, Little Waldingfield and Newton.  He will be licensed by Bishop of Dunwich at St Lawrence Church, Little Waldingfield on 20 August 2019.

Updated 17 June  2019

The Revd Jennifer Mary Seggar currently Priest in Charge, Bramford, Little Blakenham, Nettlestead and Baylham will be moving to Rector, Two Rivers benefice as of 10 September 2019.

Updated 17 May 2019

The Revd Penelope Heather Brinkley: The Bishops of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and the Bishop of Dunwich are pleased to announce that in addition to her current role as Assistant Curate (SSM), Felixstowe St John the Baptist with St Edmund, The Revd Penelope Heather Brinkley will be the new Assistant Spiritual Director of Cursillo in this diocese, with effect of 1 July 2019. She will be licensed by the Dean of St Edmundsbury, at the Cathedral on 25 July 2019.

The Revd Julia Carole Lall:  The Bishops of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and the Bishop of Dunwich are pleased to announce that in addition to her current role as Rector, South Hartismere Benefice, The Revd Julia Carole Lall will be the new Spiritual Director of Cursillo in this diocese with effect of 1 July 2019. She will be licensed by the Dean of St Edmundsbury, at the Cathedral on 25 July 2019.

The Reverend David John Murdoch currently Team Rector, Wilford Peninsula. To retire with effect from 3 September 2019.

Updated 5 May 2019

The Revd Leon John Collyer currently Senior Associate minister St Agnes with St.Paul and St Barnabas will be moving to House for Duty Priest, The benefice of the Saints as of 31 July 2019.

The Revd Dr Karen Burton currently Assistant Curate (SSM) Lark Valley and North Bury Churches will be moving to Team Rector, Blackbourne Team Ministry as of 21st July 2019.

Updated 3 April 2019

The Revd Christopher Childs Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Combs and Little Finborough and the Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Great Finborough with Onehouse, Harleston, Buxhall & Shelland as of 1 December 2018 will be Rector of the Benefice of Combs and Finborough.

Updated 3 April 2019

The Reverend Canon Dr John Parr will retire To retire with effect from 30 June 2019.

Updated 27 March 2019

The Revd Marcus Andreas Mak currently Curate, Christ Church Creekmoor, will be moving to Rector, Benefice of Felixstowe Christ Church, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich as of 23 July 2019.

Updated 18 March 2019

The Revd Mark Neil Prentice, currently Priest in Charge of Ipswich St Andrew (Parish) and Priest in Charge of Ipswich St John the Baptist (Parish) as of 1 April 2019 will be Priest in Charge of “The Parish of Ipswich St John the Baptist with St Andrew” due to a Parish merge and name change.

The Revd Jagjit Bachu, currently Assistant Curate (SSM) of Ipswich St John the Baptist (Parish) as of 1 April 2019 will be Assistant Curate (SSM) of “The Parish of Ipswich St John the Baptist with St Andrew” due to a Parish merge and name change.

Updated 15 March 2019

The Reverend Paul Darbyshire currently Assistant Curate (SSM) Kesgrave Benefice is to retire with effect from 18 August 2019.

Updated 26 February 2019

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Stephen Raymond Morley (in addition to his current role: Vicar, Bures with Assington and Little Cornard Benefice) as Acting Rural Dean of Sudbury Deanery from 13 February 2019. The Archdeacon of Sudbury, The Ven Dr David Jenkins, will licence him on Thursday 4 April 2019, 7.30pm at St Marys, Bures.

Updated 25 February 2019

The Reverend Rhiannon Elizabeth King currently Director of Mission will be moving to the position of Archdeacon of Ipswich to be licensed 25 March 2019.

Updated 21 February 2019

The Reverend Canon James Gordon Pendorf currently Priest in Charge Capel St Mary with Little Wenham & Great Wenham is to retire with effect from 12 June 2019.

Updated 13 February 2019

The Revd Dr Simon David Gill, Priest in Charge of Sudbury All Saints with Ballingdon & Brundon is to relinquish his role, his last Sunday service will be on 28 April 2019. He will be moving to the new post of Priest in charge (Team Rector-Designate) of Longstanton, Over, Swavesey and Wllingham in the Diocese of Ely in due course. He will be licensed in St Andrews, Swavesey. 19 May 2019. He relinquished his role as Rural Dean of Sudbury on 12 February 2019.

The Reverend Mandy Elizabeth REYNOLDS DipTh currently Chaplain at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust will be moving to the postion of Rendlesham Team Vicar as effect from 19 March 2019

The Reverend Angela Jean Oakey-Jones currently Rector of the Benefice of Cheriton with Newington  (Cheriton, St Martin; All Souls’ Cheriton Street, Folkestone; St Nicholas, Newington) will be moving to the position of Spiritual Care Worker at St Elizabeth Hospice as effect from 19 March 2019.

Updated 23 January  2019

The Reverend Morag Anne Hamilton Finch, Assistant Curate (known as Associate Priest) of the benefice of Leiston with Sizewell will, in addtition to her current role, be Spiritual Care Worker at St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich with effect from 4 February 2019
 

Updated 21 January  2019

The Reverend Canon Sally Ann GAZE MA, PGCE, MPhil currently Dean for Rural Mission Consultancy  will be moving to Archdeacon for Rural Mission (and Residentiary Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral) as effect from 11 January 2019.

Updated 11 January  2019

The Revd Susan Doreen Foster currently Assistant Curate, Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley is moving to Interim Parish Priest, Rushmere St Andrew as effect from 21 January 2019

Updated 10 January  2019

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Jonathan Hawke Delfgou, Rector, Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley (benefice) will also, in addition to his current role, be Assistant Rural Dean of Hadleigh Deanery, this came into effect on 3 December 2018.

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Rosemary Ives Stewart Rycraft (Priest in Charge Dalham, Gazeley, Higham, Kentford and Moulton) as Acting Rural Dean of Mildenhall which took effect on 1 January 2019, This is in addtition to her current role. She will be licensed by the Archdeacon of Sudbury, The Ven Dr David Jenkins on 27 February 2019 at All Saints, Newmarket.
She replaces the Reverend John Christopher Hardy (Rector the Benefice of Newmarket St Mary with Exning St Agnes and Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Exning St Martin with landwade)

The Reverend Philip John Merry currently Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Badwell and Walsham will be moving to Rector, The Benefice of Badwell and Walsham. This took effect on 21 December 2018.

The Reverend Catherine Robin BLADEN currently Priest-in-Charge The Parishes of Hepworth with Hinderclay and Thelnetham, Stanton, Barningham, Coney Weston, Hopton and Market Weston will be moving to Rector, The Benefice of Stanton.  This took effect on 21 December 2018.

The Reverend Katherine Anne Valentine currently Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Pakenham, Norton, Tostock with Great Ashfield, Hunston and Stowlangtoft will be moving to Rector, The Benefice of Pakenham with Norton, Tostock, Great Ashfield, Hunston and Stowlangtoft. This took effect on 21 December 2018.

Updated 2 January  2019

The Revd Janet Lesley Bunday relinquishes her post as Team Vicar in the Benefice of The Blyth Valley Team Ministry with effect from 5 February 2019.

The Reverend John Christopher HARDY relinquished his role as Acting Rural Dean of Mildenhall with effect from 30 December 2018. He will be continuing his role as Rector the Benefice of Newmarket St Mary with Exning St Agnes and as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Exning St Martin with Landwade.     

The Revd Canon Susannah Amanda Izzard relinquishes her post as Bishops advisor for pastoral care of clergy with effect from 22 February 2019.

The Reverend Caroline Susan WILSON BA, MA, ALCM relinquishes her post as Vicar to the Benefice of Rushmere St Andrew with effect from 13 January 2019.