Clergy Moves

There have been a number of clergy moves in our diocese and we list them here

  • Rev Helen Blackburn – Helen Blackburn will retire effective 16th July 2017 and her last Sunday service will be 4th June 2017.


  • Rev Christel Erving – currently Curate at Walton St Luke is transferring her curacy to Wavertree St Mary.  Christel will be licenced on 19th March 2017 by the Archdeacon of Liverpool.


  • Rev Michael Follin – currently Team Vicar of the Maghull and Melling Team has been appointed as Vicar of Werrigton and Wetley Rocks in the Diocese of Lichfield.  He will be instituted to his new ministry on 29th June 2017.  A date for his last service in his current parish has not yet been confirmed


  • Ms Sandra Cullen – has been appointed as Local Missional Leader to Wigan St Andrew.  Sandra will be commisioned on 2nd April by the Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire.

  • Rev Stephen Grey – The Bishop of Liverpool will licence Stephen as Team Vicar of the Newton Team and Commission him as Area Dean of Winwick on 24th May 2017.  A date has yet to be determined for his collation as Canon.


  • Ms Anne Houghton  - currently Reader at Newton in Makerfield St Peter has, in addition to her current role, been appointed as Chaplain to St Rocco’s Hospice.  Anne will be licensed by the Bishop of Warrington on 3rd April 2017.


  • Rev Penny Leeman – has been appointed as a Part Time Assistant Curate to the Maghull and Melling Team (two thirds time) on an interim basis 1st February 2017 until 19th August 2017.


  • Rev Greg Sharples – currently Assistant Curate of South Widnes Team has been appointed as Team Vicar of the South Widnes Team.  Greg will be licensed by the Bishop of Warrington on 9th April 2017.


  • Rev Jeremy Tear – currently Team Vicar of the Warrington West Team has been appointed as the Pioneer Team Rector of Warrington West Team.  Jeremy will be inducted by the Bishop of Warrington on a date to be determined.


  • Rev Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes – has been appointed as the Team Rector of St Luke in the City Team Ministry.  Miranda will be inducted by the Bishop of Liverpool on 10th August 2017.

  • Rev Julia Jesson – has been appointed as Vicar of Knotty Ash St John. Julia will be inducted as Vicar of Knotty Ash St John on 29th June 2017 by the Bishop of Liverpool.
Retirements
  • Rev Alan Overend – Vicar of Billinge St Aidan has announced his retirement effective 26th August 2017.  A date for his last Sunday service has not yet been confirmed.