The Archbishop has appointed the Revd Canon Richard Rowling as Acting Archdeacon of Cleveland, and the Ven Peter Harrison as Acting Archdeacon of the East Riding

Richard will begin his role with effect from 12 June, so please refer all archidiaconal matters to Richard with effect from that date. Richard will begin to take over some of the archdeacon’s functions during June. Please begin now to refer to him (rather than Paul Ferguson) any new matters which are likely to involve the archdeacon’s role into July and beyond.

Richard’s contact details are: The Rectory, Cemetery Road, Thirsk YO7 1PR;; 01845 523183.

Richard will be supported in this work by the archdeacon’s PA, Wendy Shaw, who will continue to work on Mondays and Thursdays, on / 01642 706095.

The Ven Peter Harrison has been appointed as Acting Archdeacon of the East Riding with effect from 24 June 2014, again until a permanent appointment has been made. Peter previously served as Archdeacon of the East Riding from 1998 to 2006.

In the first instance, Peter can be contacted via Ruth Bannister, the PA to the Archdeacon of the East Riding, who works in the office at Brimley Lodge on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am until 3.00pm, on 01482 881659 or

The appointments follow the nomination of the Ven Paul Ferguson to the vacant See of Whitby and the appointment of the Ven David Butterfield as Archdeacon for Generous Giving and Stewardship.