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Clergy comings and goings

A look back at the comings and goings of clergy in our diocese over the last two months.

Cartoon courtesy of Dave Walker, We trust our clergy come prepared!


The Revd Gillian Rowell retired from the post of Vicar, Tilehurst St Catherine of Siena and Calcot St Birinus; The Revd Tansley Jordan was appointed Vicar of Sunninghill and South Ascot; The Revd Katherine Weston was appointed Associate Minister, Basildon, Aldworth and Ashampstead; The Revd Dr Simon Thorn was appointed Hospital Chaplain, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust; The Revd John Bramhall resigned from the post of Associate Minister, Greenham; The Revd Sarah Fitzgerald resigned from the post of Team Vicar, Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham; The Revd Pat Kerr was appointed Vicar, St Paul's, Castlewellan and Kilcoo Parish Church, Bryansford Village, Newcastle, Northern Ireland; The Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves was appointed Associate Archdeacon of Oxford; The Ven Jonathan Chaffey was appointed Interim Sub Dean, Christ Church Cathedral.


The Revd Kevin Lovell was appointed Vicar, Emmer Green St Barnabas with Caversham Park; The Revd David Joynes resigned from the post of Associate Minister, The Cookhams; The Revd David Whale was appointed Rector, Chenies and Little Chalfont with Latimer and Flaunden; The Revd Ruth Atkinson resigned from the post of Priest in Charge, Penn Street and Holmer Green; The Revd Cassandra Messervy stood down from the joint Area Dean of Aylesbury post; The Revd David Rice retired from the  post of Team Rector, Wallingford.

We were sad to hear of the deaths of The Revd Canon Jeffrey West, The Revd Peter Dance, The Revd Roy Holmes, The Revd Jeffrey Pierce

Someone missing from this list?

Please note that we do not circulate details of all clergy appointments – just the majority of them.

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