This section lists the clergy and key office holder announcements and RIP notices from the Diocese of Ely.
The Revd Christopher (Chris) Murray Hill, Team Rector of the Ely Team Ministry, is retiring after 10 years of Ministry in the Diocese of Ely, on 30 April 2023, which is also his last Sunday in the Benefice.
We are sorry to hear that Fr. Geoffrey Dobson, a valued member of the parish of All Saints, St Ives, died on 24th November 2022. There will be a Requiem Mass at All Saints on Wed 14th December at 13:00.
We are pleased to announce that the Revd Mandy Carol Flaherty, currently Rector of North Leightonstone Benefice, has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Harston, Hauxton and Newton. Her last working day in North Leightonstone Benefice will be Sunday 19th March 2023.
The Revd Madeleine Rachel Albert, formerly Interim Priest in Charge of St George Littleport, completed, on 31 October 2022, the two-year term in this role. She is to be granted Bishop’s Permission to Officiate in the Diocese.
We pleased to announce that the Revd Canon Neil James Blandford-Baker, vicar of Histon and Impington, has accepted Bishop’s invitation to continue as Rural Dean for the North Stowe Deanery for further 5 years.
The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that the Revd Dr Richard Arthur Hines, a retired clergy who holds Bishop’s Permission to Officiate, has accepted Bishiop’s invitation to be Rural Dean for Wisbech Lynn Marshland in succession to the Revd Nigel Whitehouse. The Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech will commission Richard at the Deanery Synod meeting on 24 November 2022.
We are pleased to announce that the Revd Dr Ian James Mack, currently Assistant Curate in training, The Wissey Valley Benefice is to be licensed by the Bishop of Huntingdon as Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice (Self Supporting Minister) for a two-year period, on 24 November 2022.
On behalf of The Bishop of Ely we are pleased to announce that The Revd Hilary Antoinette Francesca Young, currently Priest-in-Charge of Gamlingay and Everton, is to be Rector of the Benefice.
The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce the appointment of Lay Canons and Etheldreda Canons of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely
The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that The Revd Paul Simon Seaton-Burn, currently a Team Rector of The North Dartmoor Parishes and Rural Dean of Okehampton in the Diocese of Exeter is to be Incumbent (Team Rector) in the Linton Team Ministry Benefice (Subject to satisfactory DBS check).
The Revd Dr Robert (Bob) Arnold Hughes Evans, currently chaplain at Christ College, Cambridge has been appointed as Senior Chaplain at Radley College in the Diocese of Oxford. Bob is leaving Christ College on 22 December and starting his new role in January 2023.
On behalf of the Bishop of Ely we are pleased to announce that the Revd Oliva Mary Kana Coles, currently Associate Priest in Whittlesford Benefice is to be Vicar of the Benefice (House for Duty). Olivia will be instituted by the Bishop of Ely and inducted by the Archdeacon of Cambridge on 27 November 2022.
The Revd Richard James Gibbs, Rector of Stilton with Denton and Caldecote with Felkesworth with Morborne and Haddon Benefice and Elton Benefice (held in plurality) is stepping down from this role. His last working day will be 3 February 2023 and his last Sunday in the Benefice will be 29 January.
The Bishop of Ely announces the resignation of the Revd Dr Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ann Murgatroyd-Shipp as Priest-in-Charge of Melbourn and Meldreth (held in plurality) in the Diocese of Ely as of 31 October 2022.
We are pleased to announce that the Revd Ann Maureen Edith Williams, currently Assistant Curate in Training in St Neots Team Ministry, is to serve in the Team Ministry established for the Benefice of Ely with particular responsibilities for the Proprietary Chapel of Saint Peter. Ann will hold Bishop’s Permission to Officiate to enable her to fulfil her role.
The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce that the Lord Chancellor has approved the appointment of the Revd Lydia Jane Smith, currently Priest-in-Charge, as Incumbent (Vicar) of Ickleton (held in plurality with Duxford and Hinxton). Lydia has also been appointed as Incumbent (Rector) of Duxford and Incumbent (Vicar) of Hinxton
On behalf of the Bishop of Ely we are pleased to announce that the Revd Dr Simon Wheldon Taylor, currently Associate Priest of Stapleford is to be Incumbent (Vicar) of the Benefice.
We are pleased to announce that the Bishop of Huntingdon licensed the following at a service in St Mary the Great with St Michael, Cambridge on 18 October 2022:
We are pleased to announce that the Revd Ruth Helen Adams, currently Bishop’s Adviser for Resilience in Conflict in the diocese, who works as a self-employed mediator and facilitator, is to be licensed by the Bishop of Huntingdon as Associate Priest (Self Supporting Minister) to serve in the Great Gransden and Abbotsley and Little Gransden and Waresley Benefice on 28 October 2022.
The Revd Canon Jutta Brueck, currently serving in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, is to be Interim Priest in Charge of St Mary the Great with St Michael, Cambridge. The appointment is until 31 August 2023.