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Announcements

This section lists the clergy and key office holder announcements and RIP notices from the Diocese of Ely.

Announcements - The Rt Revd Roderick Charles Howell thomas

First published on: 9th August 2022

Bishop Rod Thomas, the Bishop of Maidstone, retires in October.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Dr Catherine Jane Pryse Wright

First published on: 28th July 2022

Bishop Dagmar is delighted to announce that The Revd Dr Catherine Wright has accepted the invitation to become the Diocesan Director of Ordinands.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Janice Margaret Smith

First published on: 28th July 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that the Revd Janice (Jan) Smith, previously Assistant Curate in Hemingford Grey has moved to the Huntingdon Parish to continue with her curacy (SSM).


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Daphne Ann Calvert

First published on: 28th July 2022

On behalf of the Bishop of Ely we are pleased to announce that the Revd Daphne Ann Calvert, previously Assistant Curate in training in Outwell and Upwell was licensed by the Bishop of Huntingdon as Associate Priest in the Parishes (held in plurality) on 20 July 2022.


New Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech Appointed

First published on: 4th July 2022

The Bishop of Ely is delighted to announce that The Revd Canon Richard John St Clair Harlow, Rector of Tadley with Pamber Health and Silchester and Area Dean of Basingstoke in the Diocese of Winchester is to be Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech.


Retirement Announcement: The Revd Charles Leslie Mather

First published on: 30th June 2022

The Revd Charles Leslie Mather has recently retired on the 30th April 2022.


Resignation Announcement: The Revd Susan Mary Bowden-Pickstock

First published on: 23rd June 2022

The Revd Susan Mary Bowden-Pickstock, currently Assistant Priest (House for Duty) in the parishes of Harston, Hauxton and Newton has resigned from the role and her last day in the parishes and role will be 21 August 2022. She has been appointed as New Ministries Lead in the Coventry Diocese which she has already commenced.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Daniel (Danny) John Driver

First published on: 16th June 2022

On behalf of The Bishop of Ely we are pleased to announce that The Revd Daniel John Driver, currently Priest-in-Charge of Cambridge Holy Cross, is to be Vicar of the Benefice.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Michael David Newton

First published on: 10th June 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that The Revd Michael David Newton, currently Team Vicar in The Lordsbridge Team is to be Team Rector of the Benefice.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Stephen Richard Dove

First published on: 7th June 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that the Revd Stephen Richard Dove, currently Assistant Curate in Training (Pioneer), Trumpington will move to The Pathfinder Church, Northstowe Mission Initiative to continue his curacy.


Early Retirement Announcement: The Revd Ian Brady

First published on: 30th May 2022

The Revd Ian Brady, the Rector of the Six Fen Churches Benefice is retiring early, due to ill health, on 31 August. Ian's last Sunday in the Parish will be 31 July.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Alison Mary Kennedy

First published on: 24th May 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that The Revd Alison Mary Kennedy, most recently Canon for Worship and Music at Chelmsford Cathedral and Tutor in Theology at St Mellitus College, has accepted the post of University Chaplain to Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge). She will commence her post on 1 August 2022.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Canon Gillian Mary Jessop

First published on: 23rd May 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Gillian (Gill) Mary Jessop as Assistant Retired Clergy Officer for the deaneries St Neots, Huntingdon, St Ives and Yaxley. Gill will be commissioned during the Annual Retired Clergy Eucharist in the Cathedral on Tuesday 31 May 2022.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Joan Anne Horan

First published on: 20th May 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that the Revd Joan Anne Horan, Rector of Grimshoe, has accepted the invitation to be next Rural Dean for the Fincham and Feltwell Deanery until 31 March 2024.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Ruth Patricia Clay

First published on: 20th May 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that The Revd Ruth Patricia Clay currently curate of Bushbury Parish in the Diocese of Lichfield is to be Team Leader in Mission (Team Vicar) to serve in the March Team Ministry.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd David Todd Resignation Announcement: The Revd

First published on: 20th May 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that The Revd David Todd, currently Minister at St Andrew The Less (Christ Church) Cambridge is to be Vicar of the Benefice, (subject the satisfactory DBS check). This appointment is effective from the resignation of the Revd Stephen Nicholas Midgley on 31 August 2022. Steve's last Sunday as Vicar in the Benefice will be on 28th August, but he will continue as an Associate Minister.


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Andrew (Andy) Atkins

First published on: 7th May 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that The Revd Andrew (Andy) Atkins, Assistant Curate at St George, Chesterton is to be Incumbent-designate (Vicar) of the Benefice, (subject the satisfactory DBS check).


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Petra Jayne Shakeshaft

First published on: 7th May 2022

On behalf of the Bishop of Ely we are pleased to announce that the Revd Petra Jayne Shakeshaft, who currently holds Bishop's Permission to Officiate will be licensed as Associate Priest in the Benefice of Sawston and Babraham (held in plurality) (subject to the satisfactory DBS check).


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Rachel Helen Hilditch

First published on: 25th April 2022

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that The Revd Rachel Helen Hilditch, Associate Minister at the Hampton Benefice is to be Vicar of the Benefice (subject to a satisfactory DBS check).


Appointment Announcement: The Revd Duncan Robert Goldthorpe

First published on: 21st April 2022

On behalf of The Bishop of Ely we are pleased to announce that The Revd Duncan Robert Goldthorpe, currently Priest-in-Charge of East Leightonstone, is to be Rector of the Benefice.


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