Announcements


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The Revd Ian Hill
The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment (subject to DBS clearance) of The Revd Ian Hill, Rector of the United Benefice of Aspenden, Buntingford & Westmill in the Diocese of St Albans, as Vicar of St Mary’s Hinckley with St Francis Centre.
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The Revd Jennifer Ridge
The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Jenny Ridge, Curate in the Benefice of Holy Trinity with St. John the Divine, as Priest in Charge of Holy Apostles, Leicester.
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The Ven Alan Norman Davis
The Bishop announces the death of The Ven Alan Davis, aged 82, on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
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Stephen Barney
The Bishop announces the retirement of Canon Stephen Barney as Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF).  Mr David Palmer will be nominated for appointment as interim Chair for the remainder of the current triennium at the forthcoming meeting of the Diocesan Synod on 18 March.
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The Revd Simon Lumby
The Bishop announces the resignation of The Revd Simon Lumby, Vicar of the Benefice of St Aidan, with effect from 28th February 2021.
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The Revd Canon John Barr
The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Canon John Barr, Rector of the Benefice of the Ironstone Villages Family of Churches, also as Area Dean of Framland. John will initially be taking on this role for one year.
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The Revd Andrew (Andy) Rhoades
The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Andy Rhoades, currently with Permission to Officiate, also as Area Dean of Guthlaxton, for two days a week and for an initial period of twelve months.
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The Revd Eustace Smith
The Bishop announces the death of The Revd Eustace Smith, aged 100. Eustace was ordained in 1946 and served curacies in the dioceses of Exeter and Southwell and Nottingham. Eustace was Vicar at Buckminster with Sewstern, in this diocese, from 1959 – 1982 before moving to Lincoln. He retired in 1989 and held the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate in Leicester from 1989 – 2000.
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The Revd Gillian Deave
The Bishop announces the death of The Revd Gillian Deave, aged 89, on Saturday 30th January 2021. Gillian served as a Reader before being licensed as a Deaconess in 1982. She served at St Peter’s, Nottingham until 1991 and then as Chaplain to Nottingham City Hospital from 1991-1996. In May 1994, Gillian was ordained in Southwell and Nottingham, becoming one of the first women to be ordained priest. She had held PTO in the Diocese of Leicester since 1994
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The Revd Joanne Dyer
The Bishop announces that The Revd Joanne Dyer, Curate in The Woodfield Team (currently providing interim ministry in the Benefice of Whitwick, Thringstone and Swannington), has been appointed as Rector of All Souls North Warwickshire, in the Diocese of Birmingham.
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