The Revd Timothy Boyns, Vicar of the Benefice of Hessle, has relinquished his role as Area Dean of Hull with effect from Monday, 1 January 2018. Mr Boyns remains Vicar of the Benefice of Hessle.

The Revd Canon Erik Wilson (Vicar of the Benefice of Linthorpe) will retire with effect from Tuesday, 13th February 2018. The date of his final service will be Sunday, 11th February 2017 in the Parish Church of St Barnabas, Linthorpe.

The Revd Audrey Atkinson, (Chaplain at HMP Full Sutton) retired with effect from Sunday, 26th November 2017.

The Revd Jane Penn, (Honorary Associate Priest of St John Lee and Warden with Newbrough in the Diocese of Newcastle) has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge (House for Duty) of Bempton with Flamborough, Reighton with Speeton (known as the Headlands Benefice). Mrs Penn will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of St Oswald, Flamborough on Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

The Revd Greg Downes, Associate Minister of St Michael-leBelfrey, York, has resigned to be Director of Ministerial Training at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford with effect from 31 December 2017.

Sr Celia Hare (Church Army), Parish Evangelist at Emmanuel Bridlington, has been appointed as Family and Youth Worker in the Benefices of Newby, and Cloughton and Burniston (North Scarborough). She will be Licensed by the Bishop of Hull at 10.30am on Friday, 5 January 2018 at Hullen House.

The Revd Mary Hollis, Curate of Scarborough St James with Holy Trinity, has been re-appointed as Assistant Curate, SSM, of the Benefice of Scarborough, St James with Holy Trinity. She will be Licensed by the Bishop of Hull at 9.00am on Thursday, 21 December at Hullen House.

The Revd Daphne Kitching, Curate of Swanland, Hull, resigned with effect from Thursday, 2 November 2017.

The Revd Ruth Newton, Curate of Walkington, Bishop Burton, Rowley and Skidby, has been reappointed as Assistant Curate SSM of the Benefice of Walkington, Bishop Burton, Rowley and Skidby. She will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull at 2.30pm on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 at Hullen House.

The Revd John Tallant, who holds the Archbishop’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge (House for Duty) at Hull, St Mary Lowgate. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in St Mary Lowgate at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 16 January 2018.

The Revd Robin Waite, Curate of the Benefice of Woldsburn, retired on the 10 November 2017.

The Revd Matthew Woodcock, Associate Minister of Hull Minster and Hull Deanery Mission Enabler, has been appointed as a Diocesan Mission Enabler with effect from 1 January 2018. He will be licensed by the Archbishop of York at the Archbishop’s Leadership Team Eucharist at Bishopthorpe Palace at 8.30am on Thursday, 11th January 2018.

Mr Jake Belder will be ordained as Deacon by the Archbishop of York at 10am on Sunday, 14 January 2018 in Selby Abbey. Mr Belder has recently completed a PhD and will serve as Curate in the benefice of Selby St Mary.

The Archbishop has appointed the Rt Revd Frank White and the Rt Revd David Wilbourne to serve as Honorary Assistant Bishops in the Diocese of York.

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The Reverend Dr Catherine Elizabeth Reid, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Ingleby Barwick) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave. Additionally, Dr Reid has been appointed as Cleveland Archdeaconry Training Adviser for IME Phase 2. Dr Reid will be licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St Hilda, Ampleforth at 2.30pm on Sunday, 27 August 2017.

The Reverend Dr Michael John Hazelton, (Vicar of the Benefice of Danby with Castleton and Commondale, of Moorsholm and of Westerdale, and Area Dean of Whitby), will retire with effect from 17 September 2017. The date of his final services will be Sunday, 17 September 2017 in the Parish Church of St Hilda, Danby at 10am and in Staithes Parish Church at 6pm.

The Reverend Richard Brown, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Middlesbrough, The Ascension), has been appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Grangetown. Mr Brown will be Licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St Hilda of Whitby, Grangetown at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 9th August 2017.

The Reverend Dorothy Jane Bell, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Stockton Christ Church in the Diocese of Durham) has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Scarborough, St Columba and of the Benefice of Scarborough, St James with Holy Trinity. Ms Bell will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of St Columba, Scarborough at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

The Reverend Ellouise Claire Bangay, (Assistant Curate, York Minster), has been appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Acomb St Stephen. Ms Bangay will be Licensed by the Archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe Palace on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 and welcomed to the Benefice on a date to be confirmed.

The Venerable David John Butterfield will be retiring as Archdeacon for Generous Giving and Stewardship and Residentiary Canon of York Minster with effect from 1 July 2017. The Archbishop of York has appointed him Archdeacon Emeritus. David’s last working day is Friday, 30 June 2017 but his last Sunday service will be Evensong at 4pm in York Minster on 25 June 2017 and to which all are warmly invited.

The Archbishop of York has re-appointed the following as members of the College of Canons of York Minster for a further three year period:

The Reverend James Alexander McDonald, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of St Peter with St James, Brackley in the Diocese of Peterborough), has been appointed as Associate Minister of the Benefices of York St Lawrence with St Nicholas; All Saints, Pavement with St Crux and St Michael; St Denys; St Helen with St Martin; St Olave with St Giles; and Holy Trinity Micklegate. Mr McDonald will have special responsibility for York St Lawrence with St Nicholas. Mr McDonald will be Licensed by the Archbishop of York in the Parish Church of St St Lawrence, York on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 7.30pm.

The Reverend Terence (Terry) Neville Dyer, (Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Blackburn) has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge (half-time) of the Benefice of Cawood with Ryther and Wistow. Mr Dyer will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby in the Parish Church of All Saints, Cawood on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 at 7.30pm.

The Reverend Malcolm Roy Shaw, (Vicar of the Benefice of North Ainsty) has been re-appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of North Ainsty with effect from 17 June 2017 until his retirement on 31 July 2017.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Fiona Mayer-Jones, Vicar of Northallerton with Kirby Sigston to be Area Dean of Mowbray for a period of five years. Ms Mayer-Jones will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Whitby at All Saints Church, Northallerton on Sunday, 16 July 2017. Ms Mayer-Jones succeeds the Reverend Ian Houghton who has held the position since 2014.

The Archbishop of York has appointed the following as a member of the College of Canons, York Minster:

The Reverend Sarah Elizabeth Strand, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Stokesley with Seamer), has been appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Coatham and Dormanstown. Mrs Strand will be licenced by the Bishop of Whitby on Friday, 28 July 2017 at 2.30pm in Christ Church, Coatham.

The Reverend William Arthur Dewing, (Assistant Curate of the Benefices of Brookfield and Stainton with Hilton), has been appointed as Assistant Curate (House for Duty) of the Benefices of Osmotherley with Harlsey and Ingleby Arncliffe, Cowesby, Felixkirk with Boltby, Kirkby Knowele, Leake with Over and Nether Silton and Kepwick. Mr Dewing will be Licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St Peter, Osmotherley Friday, 7 July 2017 at 6pm.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Matthew Rupert Pollard, Rector of Bridlington, St Mary to be Area Dean of Bridlington for a period of five years. Mr Parkinson will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Hull on Thursday, 15 June 2017 at Brimley Lodge, Beverley. Mr Pollard succeeds the Reverend Glyn Owen.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Richard Francis Parkinson, Rector of Cherry Burton and Chaplain to Bishop Burton College, to be Area Dean of Beverley for a period of five years. Mr Parkinson will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Hull on Thursday, 8 June 2017 in a private ceremony at Hullen House. Mr Parkinson succeeds the Reverend Jeremy Fletcher who has moved to the Diocese of London.

The Reverend Malcolm Hugh Wainwright, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Skelton with Shipton and Newton on Ouse) has been re-appointed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Skelton with Shipton and Newton on Ouse for a period of two years. Mr Wainwright will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby at the Bishop’s House, Barlby on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 9.45am.

Easingwold Deanery Cross-Licensing - All will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at 11.30am in the Parish Church of St Mary, Strensall.

It is with regret that I have to inform you that the Reverend John Clement Antony Lambert, who had the Archbishop’s Permission to Officiate, died on Thursday, 4 May 2017. Mr Lambert was 89 and he is survived by his wife, Beryl, and their children, Simon and Caroline. His funeral will take place at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor All Saints on Monday, 15 May 2017 at 2pm

The Reverend David Christopher Pynn, has been re-appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefices of Hackness with Harewood Dale, Ravenscar and Staintondale, Scalby, and Scarborough, St Luke for a period of two years. Mr Pynn will be Licensed by the Bishop of Hull on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 at 10am in Hullen House.

The Reverend Lynn Grove (Assistant Curate of the Benefices of Helmsley and Upper Ryedale) will retire with effect from 26 May 2017. The date of her last service is Sunday, 21 May 2017.

The Reverend Aian Jonathan Macpherson, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Drypool) has been appointed as Team Vicar of the Benefice of Marfleet, with special responsibility for St Philip, Bilton Grange. Mr Macpherson will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of St Philip, Bilton Grange on Sunday, 2 July 2017 at 6.30pm.

The Reverend Canon John Ford, (Rector of Yarm) has been appointed as Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Benefices of Crathorne, Kirklevington with Picton, High and Low Worsall, and Rudby in Cleveland with Middleton. Canon Ford will retain his existing posts of Rector of Yarm and Rural Dean of Stokesley. Canon Ford will be licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of All Saints, Rudby in Cleveland on Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 3pm.

The Reverend Dr Robert Opala, who currently holds Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of York, has been appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefices of Crathorne, Kirklevington with Picton and High and Low Worsall, and Rudby in Cleveland with Middleton. Dr Opala will be Licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of All Saints, Rudby in Cleveland on Sunday, 7th May 2017 at 3pm.

The Reverend Christopher John Park, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Alne, and Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Brafferton with Pilmoor, Myton on Swale and Thormanby) has been appointed as Associate Minister of the Benefice of Huntington. Mr Park will be licensed by the Archbishop of York on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Church of All Saints, Huntington.

The Reverend Letitia Chester, Assistant Curate SSM of the Benefice of Dringhouses will retire with effect from Sunday, 28 May 2017.

The Reverend Malcolm Roy Shaw, (Vicar of the Benefice of North Ainsty), will retire with effect from Monday, 31st July 2017. Mr Shaw will continue in his roles within the Vocations Adviser and Spiritual Director networks in the Archdeaconry of York. The date of his final service will be Sunday, 30th July 2017 at 10am in the Parish Church of The Epiphany, Tockwith.

The Reverend Stuart Grant, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Great and Little Driffield and of the Benefice of Langtoft with Foxholes, Butterwick, Cottam and Thwing) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Great and Little Driffield and of the Benefice of Langtoft with Foxholes, Butterwick, Cottam and Thwing. Mr Grant will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of All Saints, Great Driffield at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

The Reverend Anthony Patterson, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Bempton with Flamborough, Reighton with Speeton), will retire with effect from 30 April 2017. The date of his final service will be Sunday, 30 April 2017.

The Reverend Richard John Walker, in addition to resigning as Vicar of the Benefice of Beverley, St Nicholas, will resign also from his role as East Riding Archdeaconry Training Adviser with effect from Monday, 24 July 2017.

The Reverend Christopher John Park, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Alne, and Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Brafferton with Pilmoor, Myton on Swale and Thormanby) has been appointed as Associate Minister of the Benefice of Huntington. Mr Park will be licensed by the Archbishop of York in early July with the date to be confirmed.

The Reverend Canon David Casswell, (Vicar of the Benefice of Clifton), will retire with effect from Saturday, 12th August 2017.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend John Conway Cowan to be Area Dean of Hull Deanery (Central and North) for a period of five years. Mr Cowan will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Hull on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at Brimley Lodge, Beverley.

The Reverend Richard John Walker, (Vicar of the Benefice of Beverley, St Nicholas) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Scarborough, St Mary with Christ Church and Holy Apostles. Mr Walker will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of St Mary, Scarborough on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 7.30pm.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Matthew Charles Brailsford to be Area Dean of Hull Deanery (West) for a period of five years. Mr Brailsford will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Hull on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at Brimley Lodge, Beverley.

The Reverend Mary Jobling, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Cayton with Eastfield), has been appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Eastfield. Ms Jobling will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in a private ceremony at Hullen House on Friday, 10 March 2017 at 10.30am.

The Reverend Stephen Whiting, (Team Vicar to the Leverhulme Team, Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester) has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of The Forest of Galtres. Mr Whiting will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby on Monday, 8 May 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross, Sheriff Hutton.

The Reverend John Anthony Telford, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Anlaby St Peter and of the Benefice of Anlaby St Mark), has been appointed as Associate Minister of the Benefice of Anlaby St Peter and of the Benefice of Anlaby St Mark. Mr Telford will be Licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of St Peter, Anlaby on Sunday, 14 May 2017 at 10am.

The Reverend Stephen Whiting, (Team Vicar to the Leverhulme Team, Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester) has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of The Forest of Galtres. Mr Whiting will be licensed in due course by the Bishop of Selby.

The Right Reverend Harold William Godfrey, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Lastingham with Appleton-le-Moors, Rosedale and Crompton) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Lastingham with Appleton-le-Moors, Rosedale ad Cropton. Bishop William will be licensed on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St. Mary's, Lastingham at 3pm.

The Reverend David John Everett, (Vicar of the Benefice of Goodmanham, the Benefice of Market Weighton, and the Benefice of Sancton), will retire with effect from Sunday, 17 September 2017. The date of his final service will be Sunday, 17 September 2017.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Jaqueline (Jacki) Anne Tonkin, Assistant Curate of Great and Little Driffield and Assistant Curate of Langtoft with Foxholes, Butterwick, Cottam & Thwing, to be Rural Dean of Harthill for a period of five years. Mrs Tonkin will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Hull on Wednesday 11 January, 2017 at Brimley Lodge, Beverley.

The Reverend David Jago, (Vicar of the Benefice of Kingston Upon Hull, St Alban), will retire with effect from 1 March 2017. The date of his final service will be Sunday, 5 February 2017 in the Parish Church of St Alban, Kingston Upon Hull.

The Reverend Barbara Bancroft, (Assistant Curate of the Benefices of Bridlington Emmanuel and Skipsea and Barmstone with Fraisthorpe), has been appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Bridlington Emmanuel and Barmston with Fraisthorpe. Ms Bancroft will be Licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of Emmanuel, Bridlington on Sunday, 18 December 2016.

Sister Celia Hare (CA) has been appointed as Parish Evangelist (SSM) in the Benefice of Bridlington Emmanuel and Barmston with Fraisthorpe. Sister Celia will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 5.30pm in the Parish Church of Emmanuel, Bridlington.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Michael John Leigh, Vicar of Newby, and Vicar of Cloughton and Burniston to be Rural Dean of Scarborough for a period of five years. Mr Leigh will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Hull at Brimley Lodge, Beverley on Tuesday, 6 December 2016. Mr Leigh succeeds the Reverend David Christopher Pynn who stepped down from the role at the end of his term of office.

The Reverend Edward James Lunn (Ned), (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Acomb St Stephen), has been re-appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Acomb St Stephen until 4 January 2017.

The Reverend Philip Lamb, (Vicar of the Benefice of Hornsea with Atwick and Skipsea) has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Hull, St Mary Sculcoates and of the Benefice of Sculcoates. Mr Lamb will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of St St Mary, Sculcoates on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 7.30pm.

The Reverend Barbara Bancroft, (Assistant Curate of the Benefices of Bridlington Emmanuel and Skipsea and Barmstone with Fraisthorpe), has been appointed as Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Bridlington Emmanuel and Barmston with Fraisthorpe. Ms Bancroft will be Licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of Emmanuel, Bridlington on Sunday, 18 December 2016.

The Reverend Canon Paul Harrison Peverell (Vicar of the Benefice of Great Ayton with Easby, and Newton Under Roseberry) has been appointed in addition as Interim Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Nunthorpe. Canon Peverell will be licensed Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Nunthorpe on Friday, 6 January 2017 at 10am.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Michael John Leigh, Vicar of Newby, and Vicar of Cloughton and Burniston to be Rural Dean of Scarborough for a period of five years. Mr Leigh will be Commissioned by the Bishop of Hull at Brimley Lodge, Beverley on Tuesday, 6 December 2016. Mr Leigh succeeds the Reverend David Christopher Pynn who stepped down from the role at the end of his term of office.

The Reverend Richard Battersby, (Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Brayton) has been appointed as Leader of the Rural Ainsty Bishop’s Mission Order. Mr Battersby will be licensed by the Archbishop of York on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 7.30pm in the parish church of St Helen’s, Bilton-in-Ainsty.

The Reverend Canon Peter Edmund Bristow, (Vicar of the Benefice of Bramham) will retire with effect from 30 June 2017

The Reverend Richard John William Long, (Team Vicar of the Benefice of Marfleet), has resigned with effect from Sunday, 26 February 2017. The date of his final service will be Sunday, 26 February 2017.

The Reverend Trevor Lewis, (Assistant Curate in the Benefices of Osmotherly with Harlsey and Ingleby Arncliffe and Cowesby and Felixkirk with Boltby, Kirkby Knowle, Leake with Over and Nether Silton and Kepwick), has resigned to be Associate Priest in the Hurstbourne Tarrant and Vernham Dean benefices in the Diocese of Winchester. The date of his final service will be Sunday, 29 January 2017 in the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Osmotherley.

The Reverend Rachel Bailes (Chaplin at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield in the Diocese of Leeds) has been appointed as Senior Chaplin at the York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ms Bailes will be licence by the Archbishop of York on Thursday, 15th December 2016 at 12:30pm at the Chapel of York Hospital.

The Reverend Robert John Williamson, (Vicar of the Benefice of St Cuthbert, Darlington in the Diocese of Durham) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of The Thorntons and The Otteringtons, and Chaplain to North Yorkshire Police. Mr Williamson will be licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St Andrew, South Otterington on Saturday 3 December 2016 at 3pm.

It is with deep sadness that we must inform you that the Reverend Canon David George Hodgson died on Tuesday 11th October, peacefully with his family around him. David trained for ordained ministry at the college f the resurrection, Mirfield, and served his entire 34-year ordained ministry within the Archdeanonry of Cleveland in the Diocese of York. David was ordained Deacon in 1982 and Priest in 1983. He served his Curacy in Stainton-in-Cleveland from 1982 to 1987. He was appointed Rector of Loftus-in-Cleveland and Priest in Charge (later rector) of Carlin How with Skinningrove in 1987, where he continued to serve until 1993. In 1993, David was appointed the Vicar of The Church of the Ascension, Middlesbrough. He additionally served (from 2003 to 2007) as Preist in Charge of South Bank and (from 1998 to 2005) as Rural Dean of Middlesbrough. David was appointed as an Honorary Canon of York (prebendary of Ampleforth) in 2001. Amongst his work for the church in the wider Diocese, David served as a Chairman of the diocesan Advisory Committee and (after December 2015) as a co-opted Expert Adviser to the DAC, and also as Academic Tutor at the Middlesbrough Hub of the York School of Ministry, where he was responsible for the admission, teaching, learning and assessment of students studying on the Foundation Degree programme in Theology and Ministry. The funeral will be held at 11am on Friday, 21st October 2016 at The Church of the Ascension, Middlesbrough.

The Reverend Carol Sunley, (assistant Curate of he Benefice of Ormesby), will retire with effect from 31st December 2016. Her final service will be on Sunday 25th December 2016 in the parish church of St. Cuthbert, Middelsbrough.

The Reverend Laurence Biggs, (Vicar of the Benefice of Nunthorpe) has resigned with effect from Monday 31st October 2016.

The Reverend Paul Adrian Burkitt, (Preist in charge of the Benefice of Hull, St Mary Lowgate) will retire with effect from 30th October 2016. The date of his final service will be Sunday 30th October 2016.

The Reverend Paul Jackson, (PTO in the Diocese of York and formerly Associate Priest in the Benefice of Haxby and Wigginton) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Middle Esk Moor. Mr Jackson will be licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St Hilda, Egton on Friday, 18 November 2016 at 7pm.

The Reverend Thomas David Charlton, (Assistant Curate SSM in the Eston with Normanby Team Ministry), has been appointed as Assistant Curate SSM of the Benefice of Ingleby Barwick. Mr Charlton will be Licensed by the Bishop of Whitby in the Parish Church of St Francis, Ingleby Barwick on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 at 7pm.

The Reverend Graham Weir, (Chaplain to the Order of the Holy Paraclete), will retire with effect from Easter Day 2017 (Sunday, 17 April 2017).

The Reverend Letitia Irene Chester, (Assistant Curate SSM of the Benefice of Dringhouses), has been re-appointed as Assistant Curate SSM of the Benefice of Dringhouses. Ms Chester will be licensed by the Archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe Palace on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at 8.30am.

The Reverend Nigel Leonard Chapman, (Archdeaconry of York Adviser for Children and Youth Ministry; Assistant Curate of the Benefice of Coxwold and Husthwaite and of the Benefice of Crayke with Brandsby and Yearlsey) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Filey. Mr Chapman will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull in the Parish Church of St Oswald, Filey on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 at 7.30pm.

The Reverend Ursula Lucy Simpson, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of York St Barnabas), has retired with effect from 19 September 2016 and has been granted Permission to Officiate by the Archbishop of York.

The Archbishop has appointed the Reverend Anne Margaret White, Priest in Charge of Aldbrough and Mappleton with Goxhill and Withernwick, to be Rural Dean of North Holderness for a period of five years. Mrs White will be Commissioned by the Archdeacon of the East Riding on Monday, 26 September 2016 during the North Holderness Deanery Synod. Mrs White succeeds the Reverend James Grainger-Smith who has stepped down from the role at the end of his term of office.

The Reverend Matthew Woodcock, (Pioneer Minister in the Benefice of Kingston Upon Hull, Holy Trinity) has been appointed as half-time Associate Minister of the Benefice of Kingston Upon Hull, Holy Trinity and half-time Deanery Mission Enabler for the duration of the City of Culture. Mr Woodcock will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull during the Hull Deanery Conference to be held at Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Hull on Saturday, 24 September 2016.

The Reverend Martin Doe has resigned as Senior Chaplain at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with effect from 30 September 2016.

The Reverend Peter Henry Vivash, (Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Upper Derwent in the Diocese of Carlisle, and Warden of Readers) has been appointed as Vicar of the Benefice of Acomb St Stephen. Mr Vivash will be instituted by the Archbishop of York at 7.30pm in the Parish Church of St Stephen, Acomb on Friday, 18th November 2016

The Reverend Francis Loftus, (Vicar of the Benefice of Riccall, Barlby and Hemingbrough), will retire with effect from 31 January 2017. The date of his final service will be 29 January 2017 at 10.30am in the Parish Church of St Mary, Riccall.

The Reverend Jeremey James Fletcher, (Vicar of the Benefice of Beverley Minster and Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Routh), has resigned to be Vicar of St-John-at-Hampstead in the Diocese of London. Mr Fletcher will be licensed by the Bishop of Edmonton on Thursday, 16 March 2017.