Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments

There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here.

Appointments:
  • Mr Shahram Afzal – has been appointed as Local Missional Leader to the SEPAS Community at Liverpool Cathedral on 18th February 2019 by the Archdeacon of Liverpool.
  • Revd Canon Dr Neal Barnes – currently Vicar of Hull Minster in the Diocese of York has been appointed as Canon for Mission and Faith Development at Liverpool Cathedral.  Neal will be Collated by the Dean of Liverpool on 13th July 2019.
  • Revd Dr Thomas Carpenter – currently Curate at St Catherine Richmond in the Diocese of Sheffield has been appointed as Vicar of Southport Holy Trinity & Priest in Charge of Southport All Saints.  Tom will be instituted by the Bishop of Liverpool on 17th July 2019
  • Revd Rachel Garland – currently Curate at Liverpool All Saints will transfer her curacy to Wavertree St Bridget under the oversight of the Revd Canon Elaine Jones.  Rachel will be licenced by the Bishop of Warrington on 28th May 2019.
  • Revd Sian Gasson – currently Vicar of Bryn St Peter has been appointed as Vicar of Dingle St Gabriel and St Cleopas.  A date for Sian’s institution has not yet been confirmed  but is in progress.
  • Revd Richard Gedge – currently Interim Minister licenced to Liverpool Cathedral and deployed to Transforming Wigan has been employed as Programme Manager for Liverpool Diocese.  Richard will take up his new role on 1st May 2019 and will no longer be an interim minister.
  • Revd Canon Roland Harvey – currently Vicar of Garston St Michael has been appointed as the Team Rector of the South Widnes Team and Area Dean of Widnes.  Roland will be instituted by the Bishop of Warrington on 3rd September 2019.
  • Ms Marion Hawley – has been appointed as Chaplain to HMP Hindley as Reader and will be formally licenced as Chaplain by the Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire on 21st May 2019.
  • Revd Canon Elaine Jones – in addition to her role as Vicar of Toxteth St Bede with St Clement and Area Dean of Toxteth and Wavertree Elaine will be licenced as Assistant Curate of Wavertree St Bridget to oversee the ministry of the Revd Rachel Garland.  Elaine will be licenced to this additional ministry by the Bishop of Warrington on 28th May 2019.
  • Revd Penny Maginn – has been appointed as Chaplain to HMP Hindley and will be formally licenced as Chaplain by the Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire on 21st May 2019.
  • Revd Sally-Anne Mason – currently SSM at Childwall St David and Stoneycroft All Saints has been appointed as SSM at Mossley Hill St Matthew and St James.  Sally will be licenced by the Bishop of Warrington on 16th June 2019.
  • Revd Canon Steve McGanity – in addition to his role as Vicar of Southport Christ Church and Area Dean of North Meols, Steve has been appointed as Priest in Charge of Southport St Philip and St Paul with Wesley.  Steve will be licenced on 26th May 2019 by the Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton.
  • Revd Bob Pearson – currently Vicar of Highfield St Matthew has been appointed as Priest in Charge of East Widnes Team.  Bob will be licenced by the Bishop of Warrington on 25th June 2019.
  • Revd Ruth Pryce – in addition to her role as SSM (Curate) at 4Saints Team (Huyton Deanery) Ruth has been formally licenced as Chaplain to Marie Curie Hospice by the Bishop of Liverpool on 10th April 2019.
  • Revd Gill Reeve – currently SSM Curate at Liverpool Norris Green Christ Church will transfer her curacy to the St Luke in the City Team.
  • Revd Canon Janet Roberts – formerly Priest in Charge of Blundellsands St Nicholas was instituted as Vicar of Blundellsands St Nicholas by the Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton on 8th April 2019.
  • Revd Ravi Sangra – currently Curate at Blundellsands St Nicholas has been appointed as Team Vicar of the Litherland and Orrell Hey Team Ministry.  Ravi will be licenced by the Bishop of Warrington on 18th July 2019.
  • Revd Juliet Stephenson – in addition to her role as Director of the Good Funeral Company, Juliet has also been appointed as Non-stipendiary Assistant Priest of Toxteth St Margaret.  Juliet was licenced by the Bishop of Warrington on 12th March 2019
  • Revd Paul Wilson – currently Rector of Warrington St Elphin and Area Dean of Warrington has been appointed as Rector of the Epworth Group of Churches in the Diocese of Lincoln.  A date for his service of institution has not yet been set.

Retirements:
  • Revd Val Hughes – currently Team Vicar of the Newton Team has announced her retirement on 28th July 2019.  Val will conduct her last service on 30th June 2019.
  • Revd Eddie Loxham – currently OLM at Birkdale St Peter has announced his retirement on 15th April 2019.  He will conduct his last service on 21st April 2019.