Clergy Moves and other Ministry Appointments

There have been a number of clergy moves and ministry appointments in our diocese recently. We list them here.

Appointments
  • Revd Pete Atkinson – currently Assistant Curate at West Warrington Team has been appointed as Local Lead (St Helens) to the Transform North West Project.  Pete will be licenced to the St Helen’s Helens Town Centre Team Ministry and will serve across the Transform North West project for an initial period of three years.  Pete will be licenced by the Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington on 23rd July 2018.
  • Revd Canon Janice Collier – currently Team Rector of the South Widnes Team and Area Dean of Widnes has been appointed as Vicar of Bampton with Clanfield in the Diocese of Oxford.  Janice will be instituted to her new role on 9th September 2018 and will conduct her last service in her current post on 19th August 2018.
  • Revd Canon Chris Daniel-McKeigue – has been appointed as Area Dean of St Helens Deanery (formerly Assistant Area Dean) from 16th May 2018.
  • Revd Dr Howard Leatherbarrow – currently Assistant Curate at Rainhill St Ann has been appointed as Vicar of Liverpool Stoneycroft All Saints.  A date for Howard’s service of institution has not yet been set.
  • Revd Laura Leatherbarrow – currently Assistant Curate and Acting Team Rector of the East Widnes Team has been appointed as Vicar of Croxteth Park St Cuthbert.  A date for Laura’s service of institution has not yet been set.
  • Rt Revd Geoff Pearson – retired Bishop of Lancaster has been appointed as an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Liverpool
  • Revd Irene Whitaker – currently Team Vicar of the Bootle Team Ministry has been appointed as Team Rector of the Bootle Team Ministry.  Irene will be instituted by the Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton on 27th June 2018.

Retirement
  • Revd Christine Draper – served as OLM to the benefice of Newburgh Christ Church and Westhead St James has retired effective 1st April 2018.

Posts Completed
  • Revd Alan Beahan – currently serving as Interim Minister to the Kirkby Team will complete his interim post on 7th July 2018.