Clergy Moves and Notices – December 2022
The following have been announced since September 2022
The latest 'Clergy Moves' is available below. It includes a list of recent appointments, resignations, retirements, and deaths that have occurred across the diocese.
ANDREWS Karen Margaret
Formerly Assistant Curate of the parish of Kelsall (0213), in the Deanery of Chester, now Interim Vicar of the parishes of Runcorn All Saints (0312) and Runcorn Holy Trinity (0313), in the Deanery of Frodsham, with effect from 18 October 2022.
BLUNT Christopher John Scawen
Currently Vicar of the parish of St Paul with St Luke, Chester (0206), in the Deanery of Chester, to be Incumbent of the benefice of Stockport and Brinnington (1801), in the Deanery of Stockport, with effect from 9th January 2023.
BROAD Christin Jane
Currently Rector of the parish of Woodchurch (0110), in the Deanery of Birkenhead, to be Vicar of the parish of Goostrey (1313), in the Deanery of Congleton, with effect from 24 January 2023.
Currently Incumbent of the benefice of Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton (0316), in the deanery of Frodsham, and Mission Adviser for the Diocese of Chester, now also Rural Dean of the Deanery of Frodsham, with effect from 29 November 2022.
KNIGHT Andrew William
Currently Vicar of the parish of Partington and Carrington (1013), in the deanery of Bowdon, now also Rural Dean of the Deanery of Bowdon, with effect from 28 November 2022.
LEAL Clare Elizabeth
Formerly Curate in the parish of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, in the Diocese of Oxford, now Priest-in-Charge of the parish of High Legh (1404), in the Deanery of Knutsford, with effect from 5th December 2022.
Vice Dean of Emmanuel Theological College, now also Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Minister) of the parish of St Paul, Sale (1016), in the Deanery of Bowdon, with effect from 4 October 2022.
OSBORNE Julian Marcus
Formerly assistant Curate of the parish of Tarporley (0515), in the Deanery of Malpas, now Rector of the parish of Barrow (0202), in the Deanery of Chester with effect from 16 November 2022.
PICKLES Mark Andrew
Formerly Director of Training at the North-West Gospel Partnership whilst also holding the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Chester, now Vicar of the parish of Cheadle Hulme St Andrew (1205), in the Deanery of Cheadle, with effect from 23 October 2022.
TRUMAN Charlotte Jane
Formerly held the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Chester, now Ecumenical Chaplain, University of Chester, with effect from 1 December 2022.
TURNER Mark Roy Currently Assistant curate in the parish of Eastham (0905), in the Deanery of Wirral South and School Chaplain at Birkenhead School, to be Vicar of the parish of Hooton St Paul (0909), in the Deanery of Wirral South, with effect from 10 January 2023.
MACINNESS Lisa Jan
Formerly Vicar at Hallwood Ecumenical Parish (0306), in the deanery of Frodsham, resigned with effect from 1 December 2022.
DUSSEK Jeremy Neil James Christopher
Precentor and Residentiary Canon of the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary at Chester, moving to the Church in Wales. Resigned with effect from 9 February 2023.
MANSFIELD Stephen McLaren
Currently Priest in Charge of the parishes of Backford (0901), Capenhurst (0904) and Great Saughall (0907), in the deanery of Wirral South, retiring with effect from 29 February 2023.
We are sorry to have to report the death of the following members of clergy. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
O'BRIEN David (Capt)
Formerly a Church Army Chaplain in Ellesmere Port, Capt. O’Brien was ordained Deacon in 2016 and Priest in 2017 and served as SSM curate at Upton Holy Ascension (0217), in the Deanery of Chester. Died 20 October 2022.
SEDDON Ernest Geoffrey
Mr Seddon served his entire ministry in the Deanery of Bowdon, within Chester Diocese, and was ordained Deacon in 1980 and Priest in 1981. He served as curate in the Parish of St Margaret, Dunham Massey (1009), from 1980 – 1982 and later became Priest-in-Charge at St Werburgh, Warburton (1018), before becoming Priest-in-Charge and then Vicar at St Mark, Dunham Massey (1010), until retiring in 1992. After retirement Mr Seddon moved to Llandudno. Died 14 August 2022.