Diocese of Carlisle

Diocesan Announcements


May 2024

Appointments

  • The Rev Robin Peter Ham, Priest in Charge at St Paul's Barrow in Furness, has also been appointed Rural Dean of Barrow in addition to his current role. Licensing - 20 May 2024.

April 2024

Appointments

  • The Rev Thomas Ian Sample, Assistant Curate, Berwick Upon Tweed in the Diocese of Newcastle, has been appointed Priest in Charge of Dalton in Furness and Ireleth with Askam in the Deanery of Furness. Licensing - 1 May 2024.

March 2024

Appointments

  • The Rev Brian Thomas Streeter, Vicar of the Benefice of Coniston and the Crake Valley, has now been appointed as Rural Dean of Furness Deanery. Licensing - 14 March 2024.
  • The Rev Jane Ellen Maycock, Vicar, Associate Priest and Interim Team Vicar of the Parish of Cartmel Peninsula Team, Allithwaite and Flookburgh, will leave her post as of 31 January 2024, and will be on sabbatical until 30 April 2024.
  • The Rev Katharine Butterfield, Rector of the Benefice of Kirkoswald, Renwick, Great Salkeld and Lazonby, Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Cross Fell Group, Honorary Canon at Carlisle Cathedral and Mission Community Leader of East of Eden Mission Community, will leave her post as of 4 August 2024.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Mary Day will retire from her role as Vicar in the Benefice of Allonby, Crosscanonby and Dearham on 31 December 2023.
  • The Rev Eric Robinson will retire from his role as Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Arthuret with Kirkandrews on Esk and Nicholforest on 31 January 2024.
  • The Rev Michelle Lisa Woodcock, Associate Priest (SSM) Beacon Team has been appointed as Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Beacon Team Ministry, in the Deanery of Kendal. Licensing - 15 April 2024.
  • The Reverend Simon Glyn Nicholas Walker, Associate Vicar of St John’s Hensingham, has been appointed Vicar of the Benefice of St John’s Hensingham in the Deanery of Calder. Licensing - 17 June 2024.

February 2024

Appointments

  • The Rev Nina Maria Orchard, Assistant Curate in training at St James Carlisle, has now been appointed as Associate Priest of St Luke, Morton, St James, Carlisle, Stanwix, Carlisle Holy Trinity and St Barnabas. Licensing - 21 February 2024.
  • The Rev David Mark Baty Wilmot, currently Vicar and Chaplain to Rydal Hall and Rector to Grasmere in the benefice of Rydal and Grasmere, has now been appointed Team Vicar of Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry in the Deanery of Windermere. Licensing - 30 April 2024.

November 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Stephen Tudway, Priest in Charge in the Benefice of North Westmorland who has been interim Rural Dean of Appleby Deanery, has now been appointed as Rural Dean of Appleby. Licensing - 5 January 2024.
  • The Rev Mark Houston, currently Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Inglewood Group of Churches, has been appointed as Team Vicar in the Benefice of Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry with particular responsibility for Allithwaite and Flookburgh. Licensing - 5 March 2024.
  • The Rev Jane Nattrass, who also holds Permission to Officiate in the Carlisle Deanery has been appointed by North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust as Lead Chaplain. Licensing - 29 January 2024.
  • During 2022-2023 the following clergy within the Diocese have been appointed Canon Emeritus following their retirement: The Rev Canon Stephen Pye; The Rev Canon Tim Herbert; The Rev Canon Ruth Crossley; The Rev Canon Fergus Pearson; The Rev Canon Geoffrey Ravalde.

October 2023

Appointments

  • Following an installation service on 1 October 2023, the following people have been made Honorary Canons of Carlisle Cathedral: The Rev Canon John Dixon; The Rev Canon Edward Johnsen; The Rev Canon Jane Maycock; and The Rev Canon Nicki Pennington.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Mary Day will retire from her role as Vicar in the Benefice of Allonby, Crosscanonby and Dearham on 31 December 2023.
  • The Rev Eric Robinson will retire from his role as Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Arthuret with Kirkandrews on Esk and Nicholforest on 31 January 2024.

September 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Victoria Sekasi has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge in the Benefices of Broughton and Duddon, and Kirkby Ireleth, and as Associate Priest of Millom with special responsibility for Thwaites. Licensing - 4 December 2023.
  • The Rev Tudor Boddam-Whetham current Priest-in-Charge of Barony of Burgh has been appointed Priest-in Charge of St John the Evangelist, Carlisle. Licensing - 8 November 2023.

August 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Jane Nattrass will be appointed as Associate Priest of Loughrigg Team Ministry on 25 September 2023. Licensing - 25 September 2023.

July 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Becky Ann Gibbs has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefices of Egremont and Haile. This is in addition to her current post as Priest in Charge at St Bees. Licensing - 10 September 2023.
  • The Rev Alison Jane Dobell, current Chaplain of St John's, Winchester has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Whitehaven. Licensing - 11 September 2023.
  • The Rev Geoffrey Paul Ravalde has been appointed Associate Priest in the Benefices of Solway Plain and Aspatria with Hayton and Gilcrux. Licensing - 1 September 2023.
  • The Rev Gill Davidson has been appointed Associate Priest of Cockermouth Area Team. Licensing - 5 September 2023.
  • The Rev Tricia Rogers left her post as Priest in Charge in the Beacon Team Ministry to take up the post of Team Rector in Eden, Gelt and Irthing. Licensing - 27 July 2023.
  • The Rev Andy Smith has been appointed as Team Rector of Loughrigg Team Ministry and will commence in post from 6 September 2023. Licensing - 13 August 2023.
  • The Rev Canon Jonathan Brewster has been appointed Dean of Carlisle Cathedral. He is to resign from his posts in the Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry at the end of September to take up his new role from 30 September.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Ven Stewart Fyfe relinquished his role as Priest in Charge of Aspatria with Hayton and Gilcrux on the 31 July 2023. His other posts remain unchanged.
  • The Rev Canon Cameron Butland has resigned from his role as Honorary Canon as of 17 July 2023. He will then become Canon Emeritus.
  • The Rev Peter Dixon retired from his post as Interim Associate Priest in the Benefice of the Binsey Team Ministry on 31 July 2023.

June 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Beverley Lock has been licensed with a General Licence, to be known as Vocations Development Officer. Licensing - 22 May 2023.
  • The Rev Lawrence Basham, following successful completion of his curacy, will be licensed as Team Vicar in the Benefice of South Lakes. Licensing - 14 July 2023

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Lucy Thompson, currently Distinctive Deacon in the Benefice of Cockermouth Area Team, will leave her post on 23 July 2023.

May 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Sharon Murphy, currently Assistant Curate in the Diocese of Derby, has been appointed Pioneer Priest in Charge in the Benefice of St Mary Westfield and Associate Priest in the Benefice of Harrington and Distington. Licensing - 20 July 2023.
  • The Rev Andrew Callaway, currently Assistant Curate in the Benefice of the Solway Plain, has been appointed House for Duty Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Patterdale. Licensing - 5 September 2023.
  • The Rev Iain McIntyre, currently Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Madeley in the Diocese of Hereford, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Stanwix. He will start in his post on 18 July 2023.
  • The Rev Richard Corrie, currently Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Caldbeck, Castle Sowerby and Sebergham and the Benefice of Westward, Rosley with Woodside and Welton, has been appointed Curate in Charge in the Benefice of Wigton and the Benefice of Thursby. Licensing - 2 September 2023.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Dr Adrian Thompson, currently Team Vicar in the Benefice of Cockermouth Area Team, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Parish of Wigmore Abbey in the Diocese of Hereford. His last date in post will be 7 September 2023.

April 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Barrie Thomas, currently Priest in Charge in the Benefices of Carlisle Holy Trinity and St Barnabas Team Ministry, and St Luke, Morton, both on an interim basis, has had these roles extended for up to a maximum of a further two years.
  • The Rev Geoff Withers, currently an RAF Chaplain in HM Armed Forces, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Barton, Pooley Bridge and Martindale. Licensing - 1 August 2023.
  • The Rev Nicki Pennington, was Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Crosslacon Team Ministry, has been admitted as Team Rector in the Benefice of Crosslacon Team Ministry following the lifting of Suspension in the Benefice. This change took place from 18 January 2023.

CDM Penalties Imposed

  • The Rev Rachel Stavert will leave her post as Team Vicar in the Benefice of Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry on 31 May 2023.

March 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Fran Parkinson, currently Assistant Curate in Training in the Benefice of Heart of Eden, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Heart of Eden, and Associate Priest in the Benefices of Upper Eden, North Westmorland and High Westmorland. Licensing - 1 May 2023.
  • The Rev Andrew Burrell, currently Assistant Curate in Training in the Benefice of Kirkoswald, Renwick, Great Salkeld and Lazonby, will move into the Benefice of Heart of Eden to continue his curacy. He will also be taking on the role of Chaplain to the Gypsies, Travellers and Roma Community. Licensing for both roles - 1 May 2023.
  • The Rev John Freeman, currently Assistant Curate at Greyfriars, Reading, in the Diocese of Oxford, has been appointed Associate Priest in the Benefice of Binsey Team Ministry and A66 Church Plant Pioneer. Licensing - 23 May 2023.
  • The Rev Cathy Helm, was Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Dacre, Matterdale and Watermillock, has been admitted as Vicar in the Benefice of Dacre, Matterdale and Watermillock following the lifting of the Suspension of Presentation in the Benefice. This change took place from 15 February 2023. Her other roles remain unchanged.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Stephen Robertson will retire from his roles as Team Rector in the Benefice of Eden, Gelt and Irthing Team Ministry and Mission Community Leader of the Irthing, Gelt and Eden Mission Community on 10 April 2023.

February 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Michelle Woodcock, was Associate Priest in the Benefice of Crosthwaite, Cartmel Fell, Witherslack and Winster, has been appointed House for Duty Associate Priest in the Benefice of The Beacon Team Ministry. This is a six-month fixed term post commencing 1 January 2023.
  • The Rev Canon Brendan Giblin, currently Priest-in-Charge at St James Wetherby, in the Diocese of Leeds, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Upper Eden and Associate Priest in the Benefices of High Westmorland, Heart of Eden and North Westmorland. Licensing - 28 March 2023.
  • The Rev Stuart Silk, currently Associate Vicar in the Parish of All Saints Lindfield, in the Diocese of Chichester, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefices of St Mary the Virgin, Walney and St John, Barrow. Licensing - 22 April 2023.
  • The Rev Canon Katharine Butterfield has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Cross Fell. This is in addition to her current role as Rector in the Benefice of Kirkoswald, Renwick, Great Salkeld and Lazonby. Licensing - 28 March 2023.
  • The Rev Andrea Ward, was with Permission to Officiate, has been appointed as Associate Priest in the Benefice of Lorton and Loweswater with Buttermere, and Co-Leader of Poiema Community and Retreat House. Licensing - 23 January 2023.
  • Mr Peter Ward has been appointed as House for Duty Licensed Lay Worker in the Benefice of Lorton and Loweswater with Buttermere, and Co-Leader of Poiema Community and Retreat House. Licensing - 15 March 2023.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Graeme Skinner will retire from his roles as Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Holme Eden and Wetheral with Warwick, and Leader of Eden Wild Goose Mission Community, on 1 October 2023.
  • The Rev Canon Fergus Pearson will retire from his roles as Vicar in the Benefice of St John Hensignham and Assistant Curate in the Benefice of St Andrew Mirehouse, on 31 August 2023.

January 2023

Appointments

  • The Rev Graham Tate, was Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Aldingham and Dendron and Rampside and Urswick, has been licensed as Distinctive Deacon, to be known as Pioneer Minister, in the Benefice of Aldingham and Dendron and Rampside and Urswick following completion of his curacy. This change took place on 1 January 2023.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Cameron Butland has retired from his roles as Bishop’s Chaplain, Diocesan Exorcist (Deliverance Team Leader), Diocesan Reconciliation Advisor, Diocesan Spirituality Adviser and Surrogate Registrar on 31 January 2023. He has then been licensed with a General License to allow him to continue part time in the role of Bishop’s Chaplain. Licensing - 1 February.
  • The Rev Lucie Lunn, currently Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Aldingham and Dendron and Rampside and Urswick, as well as Mother’s Union Chaplain, has been appointed Vicar in the Benefice of Hornby with Claughton and Whittington with Gressingham and Arkholme in the Diocese of Blackburn. She will leave her current post on 5 March 2023.
  • The Rev Canon Geoffrey Ravalde will retire from his roles as Vicar in the Benefice of Wigton and Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Thursby on 31 May 2023.

December 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Rebecca Gilbert has been appointed as Diocesan Spirituality Adviser. This is in addition to her current post of Pioneer Minister in the Benefice of Western Dales. Licensing - 14 January 2023.
  • The Rev Stephen Tudway has been appointed as Associate Priest in the Benefice of Heart of Eden. This role is in addition to those he has been appointed to as per November’s announcement. Licensing - 5 January 2023.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Robert Jackson, currently Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Whitehaven, has been appointed Incumbent in the Benefice of St John the Baptist, Irlam and St Mary the Virgin, Cadishead in the Diocese of Manchester. He will leave his current post on 31 January 2023.

November 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Jack Knill-Jones has relinquished his role as Assistant Rural Dean of Barrow Deanery, and been licensed as Rural Dean of Barrow Deanery, and Interim Rural Dean of Furness Deanery. Licensing - 17 November 2022. These roles are in addition to his current post as Team Rector in the Benefice of North Barrow Team Ministry.
  • The Rev Stephen Tudway, currently Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Broughton and Duddon and the Benefice of Kirkby Ireleth, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of North Westmorland. In addition, he has also been appointed Associate Priest in the Benefice of High Westmorland, Associate Priest in the Benefice of Upper Eden and Interim Rural Dean of Appleby Deanery. Licensing - 5 January 2023.
  • The Rev Sarah Jones, currently Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Holme Eden and Wetheral with Warwick, will move into the Benefice of Carlise Upperby to continue her curacy. This change will take effect from 1 January 2023.
  • The Rev Peter Dixon, currently Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Holme Eden and Wetheral with Warwick, has been appointed Interim Associate Priest in the Benefice of Binsey Team Ministry. Licensing - 12 January 2023.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Ven Morris Rodham will retire from his role as House for Duty Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Patterdale on 22 January 2023.
  • The Ven Stewart Fyfe will relinquish his role as Interim Rural Dean of Appleby Deanery on 4th January 2023.

October 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Jane Maycock has been given an extension for her current roles, and will therefore continue as Interim Team Vicar in the Parish of Flookburgh and Associate Priest in the Parish of Allithwaite.
  • The Rev Jonathan Brewster has been given an extension for his current roles, and will therefore continue as Interim Team Vicar in the Parishes of Haverthwaite, Finsthwaite and Cartmel, and Associate Priest in the Parishes of St Paul Grange-over-Sands and Field Broughton with Lindale.
  • The Rev Mary Edwards, was Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Penrith with Newton Reigny, has been licensed as a Distinctive Deacon in the Benefice of Penrith with Newton Reigny following completion of her curacy. Licensing - 27 October 2022.
  • The Rev Duncan Jackson, was Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Egremont and Haile, has been licensed as Associate Priest in the Benefice of Egremont and Haile following completion of his curacy. Licensing - 3 November 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Beverley Lock will retire from her role as Team Rector in the Benefice of Loughrigg Team Ministry on 31 January 2023.

September 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Dominic de Mattos, currently Assistant Curate in the Diocese of Rochester, has been appointed Rector in the Benefice of Harrington and Distington. Licensing - 25 November 2022.
  • The Rev Lucy Thompson, was Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Cockermouth Area Team, has been licensed as a Distinctive Deacon in the Benefice of Cockermouth Area Team following completion of her curacy. Licensing - 4 September 2022.
  • The Rev Gordon Dugmore, was Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Dacre, has been licensed as a Distinctive Deacon in the Benefice of Dacre following completion of his curacy. Licensing - 4 September 2022.
  • The Rev James Tyson, was Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of St Peter Kells, has been licensed as a Distinctive Deacon in the Benefice of St Peter, Kells following completion of his curacy. Licensing - 4 September 2022.
  • The Ven Stewart Fyfe, in addition to his roles as Archdeacon of West Cumberland and Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Aspatria with Hayton and Gilcrux, has been appointed Interim Rural Dean of Appleby Deanery. Licensing - 3 October 2022.
  • The Rev Canon Dr Susi Wood, was Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of St John’s in the Vale, St Mary’s Threlkeld and Wythburn, has been licensed as an Associate Priest (House for Duty) in the Benefice of St John’s in the Vale, St Mary’s Threlkeld and Wythburn following completion of her curacy. Licensing - 27 September 2022.
  • The Rev Madi Simpson, currently Assistant Curate (in Training) in the Benefice of Ulverston, will be licensed as Rector in the Benefice of Ulverston. Licensing - 17 November 2022.

August 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Craig Bentley, currently Assistant Curate in the Benefices of Natland, and Old Hutton and New Hutton, has been appointed Band 6 Hospital Chaplain for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust in the Diocese of Newcastle. He will leave his current post on 4 September 2022.
  • The Rev Andrew Gardner, currently Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of Penrith with Newton Reigny, will be appointed Distinctive Deacon in the Benefice of Penrith and Newton Reigny following completion of his curacy. Licensing - 4 September 2022.
  • The Rev Annette Miller will move from the Benefices of St John’s Levens, and Heversham and Milnthorpe, to the Benefice of Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry. She remains an Associate Minister. Licensing - 2 October 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Ven Lee Townend has resigned from his post as Archdeacon of Carlisle, with effect from 31 December 2022.

July 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Sandra Pearl, in addition to her existing role of SSM Permanent Deacon in the Benefice of North Westmorland, has been licensed with a General Licence, to be known as Permanent Deacon, in the Deanery of Appleby. Licensing - 25 July 2022.
  • The Rev Alison Riley, currently Assistant Curate in Training in the Benefice of Harrington and Distington, has been licensed as SSM Associate Priest in the Benefice of Harrington and Distington. Licensing - 25 July 2022.
  • The Rev Lawrence Basham, currently Assistant Curate in Training in the Benefice of Keswick St John with Borrowdale, has been appointed Curate in Charge (Team Vicar Designate) in the Benefice of South Lakes. Licensing - 11 October 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Nigel Beer, currently Vicar in the Benefice of Stanwix, has been appointed Team Rector in the Benefice of Loddon Reach in the Diocese of Oxford. He will leave his current post on 25 October 2022.

June 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev David Pilkington, currently a Curate in the Diocese of London, has been appointed Rector in the Benefice of Black Combe, Drigg, Eksdale, Irton, Muncaster and Waberthwaite. Licensing - 11 September 2022.
  • The Rev David Wilmot, currently Priest in Charge in the Benefices of Grasmere and Rydal, has been licensed as Rector in the Benefice of Grasmere and Vicar in the Benefice of Rydal. Licensing - 22 June 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Alun Jones will retire from his post as Vicar in the Benefice of St Herbert with St Stephen on 27 July 2022.

May 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Alun Hurd, in addition to his General Licence in Appleby Deanery, has been appointed Interim House for Duty Associate Priest in the Benefice of North Westmorland.

April 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Richard Lee, in addition to his roles as Rural Dean of Calder Deanery and Associate Priest in the Benefice of St Bees, has been appointed Chaplain to Chaplains. Licensing - 3 May 2022.
  • The Rev Canon Bryan Rothwell, in addition to his role as Rector in the Benefice of the Solway Plain, has been appointed Rural Dean of Solway Deanery. Licensing - 3 May 2022.
  • The Ven Lee Townend, in addition to his roles as Archdeacon of Carlisle and Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Barton, Pooley Bridge, Martindale and Watermillock, has been appointed Interim Rural Dean of Appleby Deanery. Licensing - 3 May 2022.
  • The Ven Stewart Fyfe, in addition to his role as Archdeacon of West Cumberland, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice Aspatria with Hayton and Gilcrux. Licensing - 3 May 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Clive Hicks, currently Rector in the Benefice of The Heart of Eden, has been appointed Healthy Churches Development Enabler in the Diocese of Coventry. He will leave his current post on 31 July 2022.

March 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Sheila Clark, was Assistant Curate in the Benefice of North Westmorland, has been appointed Assistant Priest in the Benefice of North Westmorland. Licensing - 11 April 2022.
  • The Rev Barrie Thomas has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge in the Benefices of St Luke’s (Morton) Carlisle, and Holy Trinity and St Barnabas Carlisle. Licensing - 12 April 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Peter Boyles will retire from his post as Associate Priest in the Benefice of Heart of Eden on 31 May 2022.

February 2022

Appointments

  • The Rev Alun Hurd, was with Permission to Officiate, has been appointed Priest in Appleby Deanery with a General License. This change took effect on 1 January 2022.
  • The Rev Susan O’Loughlin, was Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry, will become a Distinctive Deacon in the Benefice of Kirkby Lonsdale Team Ministry. Licensing - 6 March 2022.
  • The Rev Glynn Jones has been appointed Chaplaincy Adviser and HM Prison and Probation Service Chaplain, with a General License for Carlisle Diocese. This took effect from 25 February 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Julia Powley will retire from her post as Vicar in the Benefice of Harrington and Distington on 30 September 2022.

January 2022

Appointments

  • The Ven Richard Pratt has relinquished his role of Archdeacon of West Cumberland and has been appointed Associate Archdeacon of West Cumberland and Associate Priest in the Benefice of Maryport, Netherton, Flimby and Broughton Moor. This came into effect on 24 January 2022.
  • The Ven Stewart Fyfe has relinquished his roles of Rector in the Benefice of North Westmorland, Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Heart of Eden and Rural Dean in the Deanery of Appleby and has been appointed Archdeacon of West Cumberland. This came into effect on 24 January 2022.
  • The Rev Fran Parkinson has moved from the Benefice of High Westmorland to the Benefice of Heart of Eden. She remains an Assistant Curate [In Training]. This came into effect on 1 February 2022.
  • The Rev George Briggs has been appointed Assistant Rural Dean in the Deanery of Kendal. This is in addition to his current role as Vicar in the Benefice of St Thomas Kendal with St Catherine Crook. This came into effect on 1 January 2022.
  • The Rev Kristy Pattimore has been appointed Assistant Curate, to be known as Pioneer Minister, in the Benefice of Heart of Eden, as well as being granted a General Licence as a Pioneer Minister in the Deanery of Appleby. This came into effect on 1 January 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Ruth Crossley will retire from her post as Vicar in the Benefice of Dalton and Ireleth with Askam on 30 April 2022.
  • The Rev Glynn Jones will retire from his posts as Chaplain to Haverigg Prison and Chaplain to Chaplains in the Diocese of Carlisle on 25 February 2022.
  • The Rev Steve Axtell will retire from his post as Vicar in the Benefice of Workington St Mary Westfield on 17 April 2022.

November 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Andrew Burgess, currently Assistant Curate in the Parish of Bushey in the Diocese of St Albans, has been appointed Vicar in the Benefice of the Western Dales. Licensing - 11 January 2022.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Steve Donald will retire from his post as Vicar in the Benefice of St John the Evangelist, Carlisle on 17 April 2022.
  • The Rev Canon Tim Herbert will retire from his posts as Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Aspatria with Hayton and Gilcrux, and Rural Dean of Solway Deanery, on 9 March 2022
  • The Rev Mat Martinson, currently Priest-in-Charge in the Benefices of St Luke’s, Morton, and Carlisle Holy Trinity and St Barnabas Team Ministry will resign from his current post on 2 January 2022.

October 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Canon Allen Banks, was Retired Clergy in Carlisle Diocese, has been appointed Assistant Rural Dean in Calder Deanery with immediate effect.
  • The Rev Beth Honey, was Pioneer Minister in the Derwent Ward, Derby Diocese, has been granted a General license in Carlisle Diocese. Licensing - 20 September 2021.
  • The Rev Simon Bickersteth, in addition to his role as Vicar in the Benefice of St James, Carlisle, has been appointed Rural Dean of Carlisle Deanery. Licensing - TBC.
  • The Rev Eileen Reid, in addition to her roles as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Caldbeck, Castle Sowerby and Sebergham and the Benefice of Westward, Rosley with Woodside and Welton, has been appointed Assistant Rural Dean of Carlisle Deanery from 1 December 2021.
  • The Reverend Dr Peter Powell’s title in the Benefice of Workington St Michael has changed from Assistant Curate to Associate Priest.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Carl Harding will resign from his post as Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of The South Barrow Team Ministry on 31 December 2021.
  • The Rev Canon Alan Bing will retire from his post as Rector in the Benefice of Ulverston on 30 April 2022.

September 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Eric Robinson, currently Retired Clergy in Carlisle Diocese, has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Arthuret with Kirkandrews on Esk and Nicholforest. Licensing - 10 October 2021.
  • The Rev Jane Maycock, currently holds General License in Carlisle Diocese, has been appointed Associate Priest in the Benefice of Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry. Licensing - 14 October 2021. 
  • The Rev Jonathan Brewster, was Canon Treasurer at St Paul’s Cathedral in the Diocese of London, has been appointed Interim Mission Community Leader in the Benefice of Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry and the Cartmel Peninsula Mission Community. Licensing - 14 October 2021.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Tim Taylor has resigned from his post as SSM Assistant Priest in the Benefice of Egremont and Haile, on 5 September 2021.

August 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Martin Walker, currently Assistant Curate at St John the Baptist, Crawley, in the Diocese of Chichester, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Greystoke with Penruddock, Mungrisdale and Matterdale and Mission Community Leader in the Blencathra Mission Community. Licensing - to be confirmed.
  • Mr Gordon Dugmore, was Lay Minister in the Benefice of Dacre, has been appointed Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Dacre. Licensing - 4 September 2021.
  • Mr Andrew Gardner, was Lay Minister in the Benefice of Penrith with Newton Reigny and Plumpton Wall, has been appointed SSM Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of Penrith with Newton Reigny and Plumpton Wall. Licensing - 4 September 2021.
  • Mr Graham Tate, was Lay Minister in the Benefice of Aldingham and Dendron and Rampside and Urswick, has been appointed Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Aldingham and Dendron and Rampside and Urswick. Licensing - 4 September 2021.
  • Mrs Lucy Thompson, was Lay Reader in the Benefice of Cockermouth Area Team, has been appointed Assistant Curate in the Grasmoor Mission Community. Licensing - 4 September 2021.
  • Mr James Tyson, was Lay Minister in the Benefice of St Peter’s Kells, has been appointed Assistant Curate in the Benefice of St Peter’s Kells. Licensing - 4 September 2021.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Nigel Beer will resign from his role as Rural Dean in the Carlisle Deanery on 27 November 2021. He will continue in his role as Vicar in the Benefice of Stanwix. 

July 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Catherine Helm, currently Vicar of St Nicholas’ Burton and St Michael’s Shotwick, in the Diocese of Chester, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Dacre, Associate Priest in the Benefice of Greystoke with Penruddock, Mungrisedale and Matterdale, and Associate Priest in the Benefice of Barton, Pooley Bridge, Martindale and Watermillock. Licensing - 26 September 2021.
  • The Rev Shanthi Thompson, currently Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Staveley, Ings, and Kentmere, Assistant Priest in the Benefice of St Martin Windermere, and Assistant Priest in the Benefice of Windermere (Applethwaite) St Mary and Troutbeck Jesus Church, has been appointed Vicar in the Benefice of Holy Trinity Kendal. Licensing - 5 October 2021.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Brett Murphy, currently Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Arthuret with Kirkandrews on Esk and Nicholforest, has been appointed Vicar in the Benefice of St David’s Broom Leys in the Diocese of Leicester. He will leave his current post on 31 August 2021.

June 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Ben Phillips, in addition to his role as Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Dalston with Cumdivock, Raughton Head and Wreay, has been appointed Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Inglewood Group of Churches, on 16 May 2021.
  • The Rev Andy Murphie, in addition to his role as Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Crosthwaite, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge in the Benefice of Upper Derwent. Licensing - 4 July 2021.
  • The Rev Aimee Lynch, in addition to her role as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Dalton-in-Furness and Ireleth-with-Askam, has been appointed Associate Priest in the Benefice of North Barrow Team Ministry and Interim Team Vicar in the Benefice of South Barrow Team Ministry. Licensing - 7 July 2021.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Gary Cregeen, currently Team Vicar in the Benefice of Penrith with Newton Reigny and Plumpton Wall, and Mission Community Leader in the Penrith Mission Community, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Ashburnham with Penhurst and Rural Officer for East Sussex, in the Benefice of Ashburnham with Penhurst in the Diocese of Chichester. He will resign from his current post on 14 September 2021.
  • The Rev Canon Stephen Pye, currently Rector in the Benefice of the Cross Fell Group, will retire from his post on 31 October 2021.

May 2021

Appointments

  • Mrs Lucy Foster, was Reader in the Benefice of Kendal Holy Trinity, has been appointed SSM Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of Crosscrake, the Benefice of Old and New Hutton, the Benefice of Natland and the Benefice of Kendal Holy Trinity and in the Helm Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • Mr Richard Corrie, was Reader in the Benefice of St Herbert with St Stephen Carlisle, has been appointed SSM Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of Caldbeck, Castle Sowerby and Sebergham and the Benefice of Westward, Rosley with Woodside and Welton and in the Carlisle Rural Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • Dr Belinda Stanley has been appointed SSM Assistant Curate [In Training] in Carlisle Cathedral and in the Heart of the City Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • Mrs Deborah Hoddinott, was Ordinand in the Diocese of Carlisle, has been appointed Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of Cockermouth Area Team and in the Grasmoor Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • Mrs Amanda Quinn, was Reader in the Benefice of Stanwix, has been appointed SSM Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of Stanwix and in the Two Rivers Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • Sarah Jones, was Ordinand in the Diocese of Carlisle, has been appointed Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of Wetheral and Holme Eden and in the Eden Wild Goose Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • Sarah Richardson has been appointed Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of St Paul Barrow and in the Barrow Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • Andrew Burrell has been appointed SSM Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of Kirkoswald, Renwick, Great Salkeld and Lazonby and in the East of Eden Mission Community. Licensing - 26 June 2021.
  • The Rev Mark Houston, in addition to his role as Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Inglewood Group of Churches, has been appointed Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Penrith with Newton Reigny and Plumpton Wall, on 16 May 2021.
  • The Rev Richard Lee, in addition to his role as Rural Dean of Calder Deanery, has been granted Permission to Officiate, on 31 October 2020.
  • The Rev Alun Hurd has been granted Permission to Officiate.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Mat Ineson will resign from his roles as Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Crossrake, Interim Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Kendal Holy Trinity and Assistant Rural Dean in Kendal Deanery, on 31 July 2021.
  • The Rev Susan McKendrey will retire from her role as Team Vicar in the Benefice of Maryport, Netherton, Flimby and Broughton Moor, on 12 October 2021.

April 2021

Appointments

  • As previously announced, the Rev Dr Benjamin Carter has been appointed Residentiary Canon (Canon Warden) of Carlisle Cathedral. The collation and installation took place on 25 April 2021.
  • The Rev Barrie Thomas has relinquished his roles as Associate Priest in the Benefice of Holy Trinity and St Barnabas Team Ministry and Benefice of St Luke’s, Morton, Carlisle. He will continue in his role as Lead Chaplain to the North Cumbria Integrated Care Trust.

March 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Gary Tubbs, was Associate Priest in the Benefice of Henham and Elsenham with Ugley in the Diocese of Chelmsford, has been appointed Associate Minister in the Benefice of St John, Houghton. Licensing - 28 March 2021.
  • Dr Susi Wood, was Reader in Charge in the Benefice of St John’s in the Vale, St Mary’s Threlkeld and Wythburn, has been appointed House for Duty Assistant Curate [In Training] in the Benefice of St John’s in the Vale, St Mary’s Threlkeld and Wythburn. Licensing - 22 April 2021.
  • The Rev Ian Johnston, was Associate Priest in the Benefice of Holy Trinity and St Barnabas, Carlisle, has been appointed SSM Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Rockcliffe and Blackford. Licensing - 29 April 2021.

February 2021

Appointments

  • The Rev Dr Benjamin Carter, currently Vicar of the Benefice of Hayden Bridge and Beltingham with Henshaw (Parishes by the Wall) and Assistant Archdeacon, in the Diocese of Newcastle, has been appointed Residentiary Canon (Canon Warden) of Carlisle Cathedral. Date and time of the collation and installation to be announced.
  • The Rev Simon Howard, was Senior Chaplain at Lee Abbey in the Diocese of Exeter, has been appointed SSM Associate Priest in the Benefice of Crosthwaite, Cartmell Fell, Witherslack and Winster. Licensing - 31 January 2021.
  • The Rev Michael Woodcock, in addition to his role as Vicar in the Benefice of Crosthwaite, Cartmell Fell, Witherslack and Winster, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Underbarrow with Helsington, on 31 January 2021.
  • The Rev Michelle Woodcock, was with Permission To Officiate, has been appointed SSM Associate Priest in the Benefice of Crosthwaite, Cartmell Fell, Witherslack and Winster. Licensing - 31 January 2021.
  • The Rev Mark Houston, was Assistant Curate (In Training) in the Benefice of Cross Fell, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Inglewood, on 1 February 2021.
  • The Rev Canon Mat Ineson, in addition to his role as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Crosscrake, has been appointed Priest in Charge (Interim Minister) in the Benefice of Kendal Holy Trinity, on 1 December 2020.
  • The Rev Robin Ham has been Appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of St Paul Barrow, on 17 January 2021.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Malcolm Stilwell will retire from his post as Assistant Priest in the Benefice of St John Workington, the Benefice of the Solway Plain and the Benefice of Maryport, Netherton, Flimby and Broughton Moor, on 4 April 2021.
  • The Rev Alun Hurd will retire from his post as Vicar in the Benefice of High Westmorland, on 30 April 2021.

October 2020

Appointments

  • The Rev Philip Dorling, was Lead Chaplain at Scargill House in the Diocese of Leeds, has been appointed Rector in the Benefice of Seatallan. Licensing - 4 October 2020.
  • The Rev Canon Jane Charman has been appointed Team Rector in the Benefice of Cockermouth Area Team. Licensing - 18 October 2020.
  • The Ven Lee Townend, in addition to his role as Archdeacon of Carlisle, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Barton, Pooley Bridge, Martindale and Watermillock, on 16 October 2020.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Jan Kearton has retired from her role as Residentiary Canon of Carlisle Cathedral, on 5 December 2020.

September 2020

Appointments

  • Mr Andrew Callaway appointed Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of the Solway Plain. Licensing - 26 September 2020.
  • Nina Orchard appointed Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of St James, Carlisle. Licensing - 26 September 2020.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Allen Banks will resign from his post as Associate Priest and Rural Dean in the Calder Deanery, on 31 October 2020.
  • The Rev Canon Gill Hart will retire from her post as Rector in the Benefice of Blackcombe, Drigg, Eskdale, Irton, Muncaster and Waberthwaite, on 14 February 2021. 

August 2020

Appointments

  • The Rev Tricia Rogers appointed Interim Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Beacon Team. Licensing - 1 September 2020.
  • Mrs Victoria Anne Sekasi appointed Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of St Thomas Kendal; Crook in Plurality. Licensing - 26 September 2020.
  • The Rev Mandy Jones appointed Pioneer Minister in the Benefice of St Peter, Kells. Licensing - 10 September 2020.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Andy Batchelor, currently Vicar/Priest in Charge in the Benefices of St Mary the Virgin, Walney Island and St John Barrow in Furness, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Harbury, Ladbroke and Ufton in the Diocese of Coventry. He will resign from his current post on 21 October 2020.
  • The Rev Brian McMullon, currently Vicar/Mission Community Leader in the United Benefice of the Western Dales, has been appointed Chaplain of St George’s Memorial Church in Ypres, West Flanders, in the Diocese of Europe. He will resign from his current post on 1 November 2020.

July 2020

Appointments

  • The Rev Alison Riley appointed Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of Harrington and Distington with Salterbeck. Licensing - 13 September 2020.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Sam Held has resigned from his post as Vicar in the Combined Benefice of Upper Eden, on 31 July 2020.
  • The Rev Sandra Ward will retire from her post as Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Lorton and Loweswater with Buttermere, on 25 October 2020.

June 2020

Appointments

  • Miss Gill Davidson appointed SSM Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of the Cockermouth Area Team. Licensing - 26 September 2020.
  • The Rev Jonathan Gillespie, was Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of Windermere (Applethwaite) St Mary and Troutbeck Jesus Church, has been appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Stanmer with Falmer in the Diocese of Chichester. Licensing - 24 July 2020. 

Resignations/Retirements

  • Mr Peter Verburgh will resign from his post as Church Leader at Mirehouse, on 31 August 2020.

May 2020

Appointments

  • Dr Duncan Jackson appointed Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of Egremont with Haile. Licensing - 26 September 2020.
  • The Reverend Sandra Pearl appointed Permanent Deacon in the Benefice of North Westmorland. Licensing - 1 July 2020.
  • The Reverend Stephen Tudway appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Broughton and Duddon/Kirkby Ireleth. Licensing - 1 June 2020.

April 2020

Appointments

  • The Rev Barrie Thomas appointed SSM Associate Priest in the Benefice of Holy Trinity and St Barnabas Team Ministry and the Benefice of St Luke’s Morton Carlisle. Licensing - 23 April 2020. He has also been appointed Lead Hospital Chaplain for NHS Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. Licensing - 1 May 2020.
  • The Rev Terry Wilcock appointed SSM Associate Priest in the Benefice of Crosscrake. Licensing - 20 April 2020

March 2020

Appointments

  • Mrs Jane Nattrass appointed Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of Loughrigg Team Ministry in the Central Lakes Mission Community. Licensing - 26 September 2020.
  • Lawrence Basham appointed Assistant Curate [in Training] in the Benefice of Keswick St John with Borrowdale. Licensing - 26 September 2020.

October 2019

Appointments

  • The Rev Jonathan [Jack] Knill-Jones, in addition to his current role as Team Rector in the Benefice of North Barrow, appointed Assistant Rural Dean in the Deanery of Barrow. Licensing - 9 October 2019.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Judith Ashurst, currently Priest in Charge in the Parish of Thornthwaite cum Braithwaite with Newlands, will resign from that post on 31 December 2019.

September 2019

Appointments

  • The Rev Aimee Lynch appointed Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Dalton-in-Furness and Ireleth-with-Askham in Furness Deanery. Licensing - 9 September 2019.
  • The Rev Anne Underwood appointed Associate Priest in the Benefice of Kendal Holy Trinity in Kendal Deanery. Licensing - 22 September 2019.
  • The Rev Richard Goodfellow appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of Carlisle St Elisabeth. Licensing - 23 September 2019.
  • The Rev Benjamin Phillips appointed Vicar in the Benefice of Dalston with Cumdivock, and Raughton Head with Wreay. Licensing - 30 September 2019.
  • The Rev Alison Riley appointed Associate Priest in the Benefice of Seatallan. Licensing - 9 September 2019.
  • The Rev Canon Elizabeth Smith appointed Associate Priest in the Benefice of Carlisle St Elisabeth. Licensing - 23 September 2019.
  • The Rev David Wilmot appointed Priest in Charge in the Benefice of St Oswald Grasmere with St Mary Rydal, and Chaplain at Rydal Hall. Licensing - 8 September 2019.

Resignations/Retirements

  • The Rev Canon Martin Jayne will retire from his post as Priest at St Mark, Natland, on 1 October 2019.