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Clergy comings and goings

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

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


The Revd Sean Riordan resigned from the post of Vicar, Woodley Emmanuel; The Revd Brenda Harland retired from the post of Associate Minister, Thatcham; The Revd Timothy Norwood resigned from the posts of Associate Minister, Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes and Area Dean, Milton Keynes to become the National Officer for Ecumenicism; The Revd Susan Sampson retired from the post of Vicar, Hitcham; The Revd David Williams stood down as Area Dean, Aylesbury; The Revd Harriet Orridge was appointed Rector, Steeple Aston with North Aston and Tackley; The Revd Rachel Gibson retired from the post of Rector, St Clements.


The Revd John Freeman, curate at Reading Greyfriars, was appointed Associate Priest and Church Planter in the Diocese of Carlisle; The Revd Ian Miller was appointed Associate Minister, Maidenhead St Andrew and St Mary Magdalene; The Revd Maria Jukes was appointed Vicar, Great Faringdon with Little Coxwell; The Revd Rickey Simpson-Gray was appointed Vicar, Wokingham St Sebastian; The Revd Jeremy Parsons was appointed Rector, Harwell with Chilton; The Revd James Righetti was appointed School Chaplain, Stowe School; The Revd  Sharon Roberts was appointed Team Rector, Beaconsfield; The Revd Sally Prendergast was appointed Associate Minister, Risborough Team Ministry; The Revd Dr John Reader was appointed Rector, Wootton with Glympton and Kiddington.


The Revd Tina Molyneux left the post of Discipleship Enabler to become Managing Chaplain for HMP Huntercombe; The Revd Benjamin Clarke, Curate at Gerrards Cross and Fulmer, was appointed Rector, Christ Central Anglican Church, Corvallis, Oregon, USA; The Revd Samuel Thorp was appointed Vicar, Penn and Tylers Green; The Revd Ross Mungavin, Curate at Gerrards Cross with Fulmer, was appointed Associate Minister for South Belfast Inner Mission Area; The Revd Kudzayi Bvekerwa was appointed Vicar, Banbury St Leonard.

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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