Clergy comings and goings


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

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


The Revd Revd Canon Andrew Marsden retired from the post of Vicar, Wokingham St Sebastian; The Revd Darren Dalton was appointed Vicar, Christ Church, Waterside and St George's, Tylers Hill in the Benefice of Great Chesham; The Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey resigned from the post of Rector, Harwell with Chilton Benefice.


The Very Revd Martyn Percy resigned from the post of Dean of Christ Church; The Revd Joel Knight was appointed Associate Minister, Arborfield with Barkham, and such parts of Wokingham All Saints and Wokingham St Paul that fall within the town of Wokingham; The Revd Dr Andrew Lord was appointed Area Dean, Wallingford; The Revd William Stileman was appointed Associate Rector, All Souls,  Langham Place in the Diocese of London; The Revd Stephen Jones retired from the post of Rector, Wootton with Glympton and Kiddington; The Revd Sarah Nesbitt was appointed Assistant Rector,  Shiplake with Dunsden and Harpsden; The Revd Linda Richardson retired from the post of Associate Minister, West Wycombe with Bledlow Ridge, Bradenham and Radnage; The Revd David Williams and The Revd Cassandra (Cassa) Messervy were appointed Joint Area Deans, Aylesbury Deanery; The Revd Julian Gadsby was appointed Church Engagement Specialist, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

We were sad to hear of the deaths of The Revd Canon John Wynburne, The Revd David Cooke and The Revd Meyrick Beebee.  


The following clergy were appointed Honorary Canon, Christ Church:

The Revd John Cook, The Revd Canon Dr Geoffrey Bayliss, The Revd Elizabeth Jackson, The Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker.

The Revd Kevin Colyer resigned his post of Curate, Bray with Braywood to take up the post of Urban Evangelist, Over Darwen St James in the Diocese of Blackburn; The Revd Nicholas  Wynne-Jones retired from the post of Rector, Englefield; The Revd Canon John Blair was appointed Area Dean of Henley; The Revd Jonathan Rapson was appointed Rector, Amersham with Coleshill; The Revd Christopher Clare was granted Permission to Officiate in the Diocese after stepping down from the role of Associate Minister, Chesham Bois; The Revd John Findon was appointed Associate Minister, Littlemore with Sandford; The Revd Robert Thewsey relinquished the role of Area Dean, Henley.


The Revd Malcolm Chalmers was appointed Vicar, Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden; The Revd Roland Slade was appointed Associate Vicar, All Saints, Ecclesall in the Diocese of Sheffield; The Revd Charles Trefusis was appointed Vicar, St John's, Woodbridge with St Andrew's, Bredfield in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich; The Revd Canon Susan Gillingham was appointed Associate Minister, Oxford St Barnabas with St Thomas.

We were sad to hear of the deaths of The Revd Alan Pounce and The Revd James Cocke.

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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