Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments

There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments we list them here.

Appointments:
  • Revd Canon David Brooke – currently Lead Mission Support Partner in the Diocese of Durham has been appointed as Interim Team Rector and Hub Leader of the Chapelfields Team.  A date for his service of institution has not yet been set.
  • Revd Arthur Cooper – has been appointed as Interim House for Duty Priest (Assistant Curate) to Hollinfare St Helen for a period of 5 years.  Arthur will be licenced by Bishop Geoff Pearson (Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Liverpool) on 25th June 2018.
  • Mr Martin Doran – has been appointed as a Local Missional Leader to St Andrew’s Maghull and will be commissioned by the Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton on 30th May 2018.
  • Mrs June Dunning  - has been re-commissioned as Local Missional Leader to Westbrook St Philip within the West Warrington Team for a further period of two years until 16th May 2020.
  • Revd Will Gibbons – has been appointed as Interim Team Rector of the All Saints Wigan Team and Hub Leader of the Town Centre Hub and he will continue to serve as Priest in Charge of Pemberton St Mark Newtown.  A date for his service of institution has not yet been set.
  • Revd Paul Hutchins – currently Priest in Charge of Southport St Luke has been appointed as Rector of the Church of the Holy Family, Failsworth in the Diocese of Manchester.  Paul will be instituted to his new post on 24th July 2018 and he will conduct his last service on 1st July 2018.
  • Revd Dave Lowrie – currently Assistant Curate at Great Crosby St Luke has been appointed as a Self-Supporting Minister (SSM) at Great Crosby St Luke and StoryHouse Café.  Dave will be licenced to this new ministry by the Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton on 5th July 2018.
  • Revd Frances Shoesmith – currently Team Vicar of St Luke's Walthomstow in the Diocese of Chelmsford has been appointed as Team Vicar of the All Saints Wigan Team, and Hub Leader of the Northeast Hub.  A date for her licensing service has not yet been set.

Deaconing:

The following people will be deaconed on the 24th June 2018:
  • Gareth Banton  - Assistant Curate to the Newton Team
  • Fergus Butler-Gallie - Assistant Curate to Our Lady and St Nicholas
  • Gwen Carter – SSM Curate to Rainford All Saints
  • Tim Coates – Assistant Curate to Roby St Bartholomew
  • Jonty Forster – Assistant Curate to Huyton Quarry St Gabriel
  • Craig Gaudion  - Assistant Curate to the South Widnes Team
  • Rachel Gaunt – Assistant Curate to Oaks
  • Gill Hitchen – Assistant Curate to the Parr Team
  • Kim Mannings   - Assistant Curate to Prescot St Mary
  • Simon Renison - Assistant Curate to Southport Christ Church
  • Marie Raffay – Assistant Curate to Allerton All Hallows
  • Gill Reeve – SSM Curate to Norris Green Christ Church
  • Keith Thornborough – SSM Curate to Blundellsands St Nicholas
  • Nick White – Assistant Curate to St Andrew’s Dentons Green

Posts Completed:
  • Rev Graham Milford - completed his term as Interim Minister to Maghull and Melling Team on 1st May 2018.

Retirements:
  • Rev Dr David Taylor – currently SSM to Formby Holy Trinity and Altcar St Michael and All Angels will retire on Sunday 13th May 2018.