Appointments and Departures Q2 - 3, 2024

Published on: 3rd July 2024

Ordinations - Priests

  • The Rev'd Andrew Falconer - Colwall with Upper Colwall and Coddington
  • The Rev'd Fiona Honeysett - Leominster Team Ministry
  • The Rev'd Dr. Owen Pembery - Fownhope with Mordiford, Brockhampton and Woolhope
  • The Rev'd Rose Roberts - Kingsland with Eardisland, Aymestry and Leinthall Earles
  • The Rev'd Freddie Strong - Great Hanwood and Longden and Annscroft with Pulverbatch


Ordinations - Decons

  • The Rev'd Angela Forster - Highley with Billingsley, Glazeley and Deuxhill and Chelmarsh
  • The Rav'd David Hall - Bromyard and Stoke Lacy
  • The Rev'd Tracy Jones - Great Hanwood and Longden and Annscroft with Pulverbatch
  • The Rev'd Sam Rigby - Wenlock
  • The Rev'd William Talbot-Ponsonby - Leominster Team Ministry


Clergy Appointments

  • The Rev’d Mervyn Williams, Assistant Minister (SSM), Craven Arms Benefice - Hospital Chaplain, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (July)
  • The Rev’d Ruth Leigh, Assistant Curate (in Training) (SSM) in the Benefice of Westbury, Worthen, and Yockleton - Associate Vicar (SSM) in the Benefice of Westbury, Worthen, and Yockleton (July)

  • Rev’d Lois Beynon, Assistant Curate in Training, The West Hereford Team - Vicar of the Clun Valley Benefice (Clun, Bettws-Y-Crwyn, Newcastle, Clunbury with Clunton, Hopesay) (July)

  • Rev’d Lisa Harper, Ordained Schools Missioner and Associate Minister East Telford Benefice (Oakengates (Holy Trinity), Priors Lee and Wrockwardine Wood) (Diocese of Lichfield) - Rector of the Apedale Group Benefice (Eaton-Under-Heywood, Hope Bowdler, Rushbury, Cardington) (Part of the Condover Group Ministry) and Team Vicar in the Wenlock Team Ministry (Much Wenlock with Bourton, Cressage, Sheinton, Easthope, Stanton Long, Shipton, Harley with Kenley, Hughley and Church Preen, Cound and Berrington with Betton Strange) (Part of the Condover Group Ministry) (September)

Clergy Retirements, Out-of-Diocese Moves and Resignations

  • The Rev’d Neil Petterson, Diocesan Director Vocations Adviser (Public Preacher) - Residentiary Canon & Vice-Dean of Bristol Cathedral (July)
  • Rev’d Preb Ruth Hulse, Team Rector West Hereford Team Ministry (Stipendiary) - Residentiary Canon for Worship and Congregational Life at Newcastle Cathedral (July)

  • Rev’d Stanley (Joe) Chipper, Assistant Curate (Training) St Paul Tupsley and St Andrew Hampton Bishop - Priest in Charge of Iford with Kingston and Rodwell and Southease (July)

  • Rev’d Natalie Jennings, Assistant Curate (Training) in the Maund Group of Parishes, Bodenham, Felton, Marden (with Amberley Chapel), Preston Wynne, Sutton St Michael & Sutton St Nicholas - Associate Priest (0.5) of Amberley, Avening and Cherington in the Diocese of Gloucester (July)

Diocesan Staff Changes

  • Douglas Reed - Programme Manager (July)
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