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Appointments and retirements

The Bishop of Peterborough has announced the following appointments and retirements:


2021

March

The Revd Simon Berry, Assistant Curate of St Mark’s Peterborough, has been appointed Priest In Charge of St George’s, Becontree in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He was licensed on 2 March 2021.

The Revd Paul Carey-Slater, Minister of Grange Park Church, has been appointed Interim Priest in Charge of St Matthew's, Sutton Bridge in the Diocese of Lincoln. He will be licensed on 7 June 2021.

The Revd Greg Roberts, Vicar of Peterborough All Saints, has been appointed Rector of the Ford Group, comprising Ford, Great Wollaston & Alberbury w Cardeston w Wattlesborough in the Diocese of Hereford. He is to be instituted on 22 June 2021.

The Revd Dr Carys Walsh will be stepping down as Curate Training Officer with effect from 31 March 2021. Carys will continue in her roles as Assistant Priest of Kettering St Peter and St Paul, Kettering All Saints, and with the National Ministry Team. Her contact details from this date will be carys@peterandpaul.org.uk

The Revd Oliver Coss has been appointed Assistant Rural Dean of Greater Northampton, replacing the Revd Andy Byfield, who is stepping down. He will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 16 April 2021.
This is in addition to his current roles and responsibilities. His contact details remain unchanged.

 

February

The Revd Nicholas Leggett, Rector of The Chenderit Benefice (Middleton Cheney w Chacombe & Greatworth & Marston St Lawrence w Warkworth & Thenford), has been appointed Assistant Priest of Culworth with Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville and Chipping Warden with Edgcote and Moreton Pinkney, with special responsibility
for Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville.
He will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 7 March 2021. This is in addition to his current roles and responsibilities. His contact details remain unchanged.

The Revd Sylvia Coles, with Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Peterborough, has been appointed Assistant Priest of Northampton St Mary the Virgin. She will be licensed by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 28 March 2021.
Her contact details from this date will be (01604) 767305, (07884) 954365, lizziesgranny@gmail.com

The Revd Jason (Griff) Griffiths, Assistant Curate of the Parish of Britwell and Northborough in the Diocese of Oxford, has been appointed Vicar of Northampton St Benedict. He will be collated by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 2 May 2021. His contact details from this date will be 07400 316603, vicar.griff@gmail.com.

The Revd Jeremy (Jes) Salt, Priest in Charge of St Mary’s Buckden and All Saints Offord in the Ely Diocese, has been appointed Associate Priest (House for Duty) of Empingham, Edith Weston, Lyndon, Manton, North Luffenham, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Whitwell and Wing (The Rutland Water Benefice). He will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 9 May 2021. His email address from this date will be jes.salt@btinternet.com.

The Revd Caroline Burnett, with Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Leicester, has been appointed Assistant Priest (House for Duty) of Guilsborough and Hollowell and Cold Ashby and Cottesbrooke with Great Creaton and and Thornby and Ravensthorpe and Spratton (The Uplands Group). She will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 28 March 2021. Her contact details from this date will be 07722921973, caroline_burnett@btinternet.com.

The Revd Andy Byfield, Vicar of Moulton, is to leave the parish and take up a school post in Kent in April 2021.

The Revd Canon Beverley Hollins, Vicar of Hardingstone, Piddington w Horton & Quinton & Preston Deanery (Living Brook Benefice), has been appointed Rector of St Peter Weston Favell.  She will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 18 April 2021. Her contact details from this date will be 01604 413218, beverley.hollins@gmail.com.

The Revd Michael Chesher, with Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Lincoln, has been appointed House for Duty Priest (Rector designate) of Culworth, Chipping Warden, Edgcote and Moreton Pinkney. He will be instituted by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 7 March 2021. His contact details from this date will be 01295 768626, m.chesher559@btinternet.com.

 

January

The Revd Capt Paul Whiteley, has been appointed Rector of Paston. He will be collated by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 30 May 2021. His contact details from this date will be 07758 555525, paulwhiteley1@btinternet.com.

The Revd Emily Davis, has been appointed Chaplain at Peterborough City Hospital. This is in addition to her current role in the Diocese of Ely. She will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 31 January 2021.
Her contact details from this date will be 07464 292353, emily.davis15@nhs.net.

The Revd Antoinette (Toni) Smith, Rector of Great Harrowden with Little Harrowden and Orlingbury and Isham with Pytchley, is to retire on 31 March 2021.


2020

December

Mrs Charlotte Nobbs, has been appointed Diocesan Children’s Mission Enabler in the Peterborough Diocese from 4 Jan 2021. She will be licensed in this role as a Lay Worker by Bishop Donald on 12 January 2021. Charlotte’s contact details will be charlotte.nobbs@peterborough-diocese.org.uk, 07772 816990.

The Revd Dr Rob Bewley, has been appointed honorary Canon of Peterborough Cathedral. This is in addition to Rob’s current roles and responsibilities. His contact details remain unchanged. He will be installed in the Cathedral on 4 November 2021.

The Revd Graeme Anderson, Vicar of Holy Trinity Coventry in the Diocese of Coventry, has been appointed Interim Rector of Crick & Yelvertoft w Clay Coton & Lilbourne. He will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 31 January 2021. His contact details from this date will c/o The Bishops’ Office, The Palace, Minster Precincts, Peterborough PE1 1YA, 07528 765 027, church.graeme@gmail.com

The Revd David Bent, Priest in Charge of Walgrave w Hannington & Wold & Scaldwell, has been appointed Rector of Walgrave w Hannington & Wold & Scaldwell. He will be collated by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 10 January 2021. His contact details remain unchanged.

November

The Revd Gary Alderson, Assistant Priest of Great Harrowden with Little Harrowden and Orlingbury and Isham with Pytchley, has been appointed Rector of Barnack with Ufford, Bainton, Helpston and Wittering.
He will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 7 March 2021. His contact details from this date will be (07503) 975588, gary.aldersonwrites@gmail.com.

The Revd John Taylor, Associate Priest of Empingham, Edith Weston, Lyndon, Manton, North Luffenham, Pilton,  Preston, Ridlington, Whitwell and Wing (The Rutland Water Benefice), retired on 30 September 2020.

The Revd Dawn Airey, Assistant Curate Wollaston w Stixton & Bozeat & Easton Maudit, has been appointed Vicar of Gleneagles. She will be collated by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 10 January 2021. Her email from this date will be dairey3@gmail.com.

Mr Richard Tapp, has been appointed as a Lay Member of Chapter of Peterborough Cathedral and was collated as a Lay Canon of Peterborough Cathedral on 5 November 2020. He will be installed at a later date.

The Revd Dr Roy Seden, Assistant Priest in Rutland Deanery and Self Supporting Ministry Officer for the Oakham Archdeaconry, retired on 3 November 2020.

Ms Tessa Oram has been appointed Lay Vocations Officer for the Oakham Archdeaconry in the Diocese of Peterborough. She will be licensed in this role by Bishop Donald on 10 November 2020.
Tessa’s contact details from this date will be tessa.oram@peterboroughdiocese.org.uk, 01604 887067.

 

October

The Revd Annabel Copeland, has been appointed Associate Vicar of the Benefice of Oundle with Ashton, Benefield and Glapthorn. She will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 22 November 2020.
His contact details from this date will be 01832 358079, 07759 908321.

The Revd Paul Frost, Rector of St John the Baptist with the Epiphany Corby, has been appointed Priest in Charge of Gretton. He will be licensed by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 22 November 2020. This is in addition to his current roles and responsibilities. His contact details remain unchanged

The Revd Canon Mary Garbutt, Team Vicar with Special Responsibility for Catesby, Hellidon & Staverton is to retire on 31 December 2020.

The Revd Paul Trathen, has been appointed Rector of Aston-Le-Walls, Byfield, Boddington, Eydon and Woodford Halse (the Fiveways Benefice).  He will be instituted by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 6 January 2021. His email address from this date will be paul.trathen@btopenworld.com

 

September

The Revd David Reith, Assistant Curate of St Mary the Virgin, Weldon with Deene, has been appointed Interim Rector of Brixworth with Holcot. He will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 25 October 2020. His email address from this date will be revdavidreith@gmail.com

The Revd Thomas Houston, Assistant Curate of Burton Latimer, has been appointed Vicar of St Andrew Kettering. He will be collated by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 24 January 2021. His email address from this date will be revtomhouston@gmail.com

The Revd Canon Anne Davis, Vicar of Northampton St Benedict, is to retire on 28 February 2021.

The Revd Canon George Rogers, Vicar of St John the Baptist w Emmanuel, Werrington, is to retire on 31 January 2021, and has been awarded the title of Canon Emeritus of Peterborough Cathedral from this date.

The Revd Malcolm Ingham, has been appointed Interim Rector of Badby w Newnham & Charwelton w Fawsley & Preston Capes (The Knightley Benefice). He will be collated by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 28 October 2020. His contact details from this date will be 01327 314428, vicarofknightley@gmail.com.

The Revd Doug Spenceley, Bishop’s Vicar for Church Schools in the Diocese of Peterborough, stepped down from this role on 31 August 2020. He remains Assistant Priest of Northampton Emmanuel and his contact details remain unchanged.


The following were ordained Deacon on Saturday 26 September by Bishop John Holbrook.

The Revd Simon Aley, Assistant Curate of Oakham, Ashwell, Braunston, Brook, Egleton, Hambleton, Lanham, Market Overton, Teigh & Whissendine. Contact details: simon@oakhamteam.org.uk (01572) 724007

The Revd Yvonne Desroches, Assistant Curate of Northampton Emmanuel
Contact details: ydesroches050709@outlook.com (01536) 678377

The Revd Keir Dow, Assistant Curate of King's Cliffe, Bulwick & Blatherwycke, Collyweston, Easton on the Hill & Laxton. Contact details: keir.dow@kingscliffe.church (01780) 753283

The Revd Nicholas Edwards, Assistant Curate of Moulton
Contact details: n.edwards@moultonchurch.co.uk (01604) 495393

The Revd Michelle Frost, Assistant Curate of Irthlingborough w Great Addington w Little Addington & Woodford Contact details: rev.michelle@nenecrossings.org.uk (07811) 111070

The Revd Angela Hammett, Assistant Curate of Towcester w Caldecote & Easton Neston & Greens Norton & Bradden. Contact details: tovecurate@gmail.com (01327) 358852.

The Revd Kevin Montgomery, Assistant Curate of Corby St Columba & the Northern Saints.
Contact details: kevin@thedigitalchristian.com (01536) 647727

The Revd Kristian Seward, Assistant Curate of Clipston w Naseby & Haselbech & Kelmarsh, Welford w Sibbertoft & Marston Trussell. Contact details: curate@nasebygroup.org (01858) 575909

The Revd Deborah Smith-Wilds, Assistant Curate of Uppingham w Ayston & Belton w Wardley
Contact details: curateofuppingham@gmail.com (01572) 822906

The Revd Joshua Thorne, Assistant Curate of Rushden Whitefriars
Contact details: Joshuathorne2020@gmail.com 07979 235007

The Revd Alison Wagner, Assistant Curate of Northampton St Giles
Contact details: curate@stgilesnorthampton.org.uk (01604) 635754

 

The following were ordained Priest on Sunday 6 September at Peterborough Cathedral by Bishop Donald Allister.

The Revd Jordan Allen, Assistant Curate of Rushden St Peter
Contact details: revjord@hotmail.com, 07446 219211

The Revd Sophie Cowan, Assistant Curate of Desborough; Brampton Ash, Dingley and Braybrooke
Contact details: rev.sophiecowan@gmail.com, 07800 909768

The Revd Jenifer-Anne (Jenni) Duffy, Assistant Curate of Empingham, Edith Weston, Lyndon, Manton, North Luffenham, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Whitwell and Wing
Contact details: curate.rwb@gmail.com, 07507 442539

The Revd Kathryn Evans, Assistant Curate of Brington with Whilton and Norton, Church Brampton with Chapel Brampton and Harlestone and East Haddon and Holdenby
Contact details: revdkevans@gmail.com, 01604 842953, 07757 923679

The Revd Patrick Kelleher, Assistant Curate of Christ the King Kettering
Contact details: patrick@ctk.org.uk, 01536 510715, 07966 155601

The Revd Keri Morrow, Assistant Curate of Peterborough St Mary
Contact details: revkerimorrow@gmail.com, 01733 601092, 07944 909422

The Revd Matthew Smith, Assistant Curate of Weston Favell St Peter
Contact details: revdmatthewsmith@gmail.com, 01604 536626, 07876 715783

The Revd Alice Watson, Assistant Curate of Kettering St Peter and St Paul
Contact details: revalicewatson@gmail.com, 07816 920576

 

August

The Revd Morna Simpson, Assistant Curate of the Holy Spirit Parish in the Diocese of Leicester, has been appointed Rector of Yardley Hastings, Denton & Grendon w Castle Ashby & Whiston. She will be instituted by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 11 October 2020. (Subject to the DBS check). Her contact details from this date will be revmorna@gmail.com, 01604 319902.

The Revd Helena del Pino, Assistant Curate of Bretton, has been appointed Vicar (House for Duty) of Bretton. She will be collated by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 8 November 2020. Her contact details from this date will be revhelenadelpino@gmail.com, (01733) 310795 (07561) 520989

The Revd Allison Twigg, Associate Priest of Guilsborough and Hollowell and Cold Ashby and Cottesbrooke with Great Creaton and Thornby and Ravensthorpe and Spratton,has been appointed Rector of Guilsborough and Hollowell and Cold Ashby and Cottesbrooke with Great Creaton and Thornby and Ravensthorpe and Spratton (The Uplands Group of Parishes). She will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 30 August 2020. Her contact details from this date will be 01604 846099, revallisontwigg@gmail.com.

The Revd Adrian Holdstock has been appointed honorary Canon of Peterborough Cathedral. This is in addition to Adrian’s current roles and responsibilities.His contact details remain unchanged. Adrian will be installed in the Cathedral on 5 November 2020.

Mr Vyvyan Wainwright has been appointed honorary Lay Canon of Peterborough Cathedral. This is in addition to Vyv’s current role and responsibilities. His contact details are 01572 755752 and 07973204191, email Vyv@avwainwright.co.uk. Vyv will be installed in the Cathedral on 5 November 2020.

 

July

The Revd Jackie Bullen has been appointed Surrogate for the Issue of Marriage Licences in the Peterborough Deanery, replacing the Revd Mark Bridgen, who is stepping down.

The Revd Canon Richard Stainer has been appointed Surrogate for the Issue of Marriage Licences in the Towcester Deanery, replacing the Revd Diane Whittaker, who is stepping down.

The Revd Allison Twigg has been appointed Surrogate for the Issue of Marriage Licences inthe Brixworth Deanery, replacing the Revd Canon Miranda Hayes, who is stepping down.

All three appointments are with immediate effect and are in addition to Jackie, Richard and Allison’s current roles and responsibilities. Their contact details remain unchanged.

The Revd Susan Stanley, Assistant Curate of Potterspury w Furtho & Yardley Gobion w Cosgrove & Wicken, has been appointed Rector of Blakesley cum Woodend, Adstone, Farthingstone, Lichborough and Maidford –The Lambfold Benefice.
She will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 7 September 2020. Susan's contact details from this date will be stanley.thehole@btinternet.com, 01327341307, 07983 043284.

 

June

The Revd Brian Fairbank, Rector of Culworth w Sulgrave & Thorpe Mandeville & Chipping Warden w Edgcote & Moreton Pinkney, is to retire on 30 November 2020. stanley.thehole@btinternet.com,01327341307, 07983 043284, 

The Revd Mark Donnelly, Assistant Curate of Oundle w Ashton & Benefield w Glapthorn, has been appointed Priest-In-Charge (and Interim-Rector-Designate) of Roade, Ashton, Courteenhall & Hartwell. He will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 19 September 2020. His contact details from this date will mdonners58@gmail.com  07503 942560.

The Revd David Kirby, Rector of St Peter, Weston Favell, is to retire on 31 August 2020. 

The Revd Diane Whittaker, Rector of Potterspury w Furtho & Yardley Gobion w Cosgrove & Wicken, has been appointed Rector of The Astwell Group of Parishes. She will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 19 September 2020. Diane's contact details are 07903 761825  diane.whittaker@icloud.com.

 

May

The Revd Dr Donald McFadyen has been appointed Vicar (half-time) of Warmington, Cotterstock, Fotheringhay, Southwick and Tansor. He will be instituted by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 7 June 2020. Donald's contact details are 07595 539507, vicar.warmingtonbenefice@gmail.com.

 

April

The Revd Canon Margaret Johnson has been appointed as both Assistant Priest of the linked parishes of All Saints and All Hallows, Wellingborough, and also Assistant Priest of St Andrew and St Barnabas, Wellingborough. She will be licensed to both roles by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 5 May 2020. Margaret's contact details are 07752 183574, revmahj@gmail.com.

The Revd Jenny Opperman, Lay Vocations Officer in the Diocese of Peterborough, stepped down from this role on 5 April 2020. She remains Associate Priest of Peterborough Cathedral and her contact details remain unchanged.

The Revd David Lake, Rector of Crick and Yelvertoft w Clay Coton and Lilbourne, is to retire on 30 April 2020.

The Revd Canon Miranda Hayes has been appointed Rural Dean of Brixworth, replacing the Revd Stephen Trott, who is stepping down. She will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 14 April 2020. This is in addition to Miranda’s current roles and responsibilities. Her contact details will remain unchanged.

 

March

The Revd Paula York, Rector of Castle Ashby, Denton, Grendon, Whiston and Yardley Hastings has been appointed Interim Incumbent of All Saints and All Hallows Wellingborough.  She will be licensed by +John, Bishop of Brixworth on 19 April 2020.

The Revd Stevie Cross, Rector of Aston-le-Walls, Boddington, Byfield, Eydon and Woodford Halse, is to retire on 31 May 2020.

The Revd Stephen Burrow has been appointed Rural Dean of Daventry, replacing the Revd Canon Mary Garbutt, who is stepping down. He will be licensed by +John, Bishop of Brixworth, on 7 April 2020. This is in addition to Stephen’s current roles and responsibilities. His contact details will remain unchanged.