Clergy moves 10th March 2016

There have been a number of Clergy appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here.

Rev Canon Margaret Sherwin, currently Vicar of Hindley Green St John the Evangelist and Priest in Charge of Hindley St Peter will be moving to become Team Rector of the Uttoxeter Area in the Diocese of Lichfield.  Margaret will be inducted on 2nd July 2016 and her last service in her current parish will be on 12th June 2016

Rev Gregory Sharples was commissioned as Curate in Charge at Widnes St Paul by Archdeacon Roger Preece on Sunday 6th March 2016.

Mrs Ruth Simpson, currently Reader at Haydock St Mark, will be licenced as part time Chaplain at St Helen’s Hospital in addition to her current responsibilities.  Ruth will be licenced by Bishop Richard on 3rd April 2016.

Rev Kelvin Bolton, currently Priest in Charge at Walton Breck Christ Church and Holy Trinity has been appointed Vicar of the united parish.  He will be inducted by Archdeacon Ricky on Sunday 17th April 2016.

Rev Bill Matthews, currently Team Vicar within the All Saints Wigan Team with responsibility for New Springs St John and Whelley St Stephen has been appointed as Team Rector on an interim basis for 2 years with responsibility for both the team and for Wigan All Saints (the parish church).  An induction date has not yet been confirmed.

Rev Sonya Doragh, currently Curate at Woolton St Peter has been appointed as Team Vicar within the Eccleston Team with special responsibility for Eccleston Christ Church.  A licensing date has not yet been confirmed.