Movements of clergy and others, into, out of
and between posts in the Diocese of York

The Revd Paul Copley, Vicar of Kingston upon Hull, St Nicholas, will retire on the 6th April 2024. His final service will be on Sunday 31st March 2024 at 10.00am at St Nicholas, Hull.

The Revd Abi Davison, Assistant Curate, York Minster, has been appointed as Assistant Curate of Acomb Moor. She will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby at 10.00am at St James the Deacon, Acomb Moor on 10th March 2024.

The Revd Bill Dewing, Assistant Curate (House for Duty) of Osmotherley with East Harlsey and Ingleby Arncliffe and of Cowesby; Felixkirk with Boltby; Kirk Knowle; Leake with Over and Nether Silton and Kepwick, has been re-appointed for a period of two years. He will be re-licensed by the Bishop of Whitby at his office on Thursday, 14th March 2024 at 9.00am.

The Revd Ian Holdsworth, who holds the Archbishop’s Permission to Officiate, has been appointed as Assistant Curate of Nafferton with Wansford and of Hutton Cranswick with Skerne, Watton & Beswick. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull at All Saints', Nafferton at 9.00am on Sunday, 17th March 2024.

The Revd David Johnson, 20s-40s Multiply Minister in Northallerton with Kirby Sigston, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Northallerton with Kirby Sigston. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Whitby at All Saints', Northallerton on Wednesday 13th March 2024 at 7.00pm.

The Revd Vanessa Kirby, Assistant Curate of Middlesbrough St Oswald and St Chad, has been appointed as Interim Pioneer Priest of Brookfield and of Stainton with Hemlington and Hilton for a period of three years. She will be licensed by the Bishop of Whitby at St Peter and St Paul, Stainton at 2.30pm on Sunday, 24th March 2024.

The Revd Dr Robert Opala, Rector of Whorlton, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Ormesby. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Whitby at St Cuthbert’s, Ormesby on Sunday 14th April at 3.00pm.

The Revd Andrew Moreland, Vicar of the Benefice of Seamer, East Ayton and Cayton, has been appointed as Vicar of South Cave and Ellerker with Broomfleet. He will be instituted by the Bishop of Hull at All Saints', South Cave on Monday 11th March 2024 at 7.30pm.

The Bishop of Hull has appointed the Revd Lindsey Pearson, Team Rector of Marfleet, additionally as Associate Area Dean of East Hull for a period of five years, succeeding the Revd Christopher van Straaten who has retired.

The Revd Pauline Percy, Assistant Curate of Sowerby and of Sessay and Thirkleby with Kilburn & Bagby, will retire on Monday 10th June 2024. Her final service will be on Sunday, 9th June at All Saints, Thirkleby.

The Revd Mark Poskitt, Rector of Bosworth, and Area Dean of Sparkenhoe West in the Diocese of Leicester, has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of Carlton & Drax and of Haddlesey with Hambleton & Birkin. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby at St Peter and St Paul, Drax on Tuesday, 6th March at 7.30pm.

The Revd Peter Roberts, Rector of Monk Fryston and South Milford, has been appointed additionally as Assistant Curate of Haddlesey and Hambleton with Birkin. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Selby at St Mary’s, Birkin on 14th April at 10.00am.

The Reverend Mark Walley, Assistant Curate of Linthorpe, has been appointed as Vicar of Middlesbrough St Oswald and St Chad. He will be collated by the Bishop of Whitby at St Chad’s Church, Middlesbrough on Monday, 26th February 2024 at 7.00pm.

The Revd Philip West, Assistant Curate of the South Holderness Deanery, has had his licence as Assistant Curate of the Deanery of South Holderness extended for a further two years. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Hull at Hullen House at 11:00am on Wednesday, 6 March 2024.


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