Appointments and Departures Q1-2 2024

Published on: 30th April 2024

Clergy Appointments​​​​​​​

  • Rev'd Preb Jane Davies, PTO - Retired Clergy Officer, Hereford Archdeaconry (March)
  • Rev'd Lucy Thompson - Distinctive Deacon, Wigmore Abbey Benefice (March)
  • Rev'd Elizabeth Womack - Distinctive Deacon, Wigmore Abbey Benefice (March)
  • Rev'd Steven Baggs, Vicar: Frome Valley Group of Parishes & Acting Rural Dean of Bromyard - Rural Dean, Bromyard Deanery (April)
  • Rev'd Dr Greg Smith, Rector: Pontesbury and Minsterley, Habberley and Hope with Shelve (held in plurality) - Rural Dean, Pontesbury Deanery (April)
  • Rev'd Paul Roberts, Rector: Maunde Group of Parishes - Assistant Rural Dean, Leominster Deanery (re-instatement) (June)

Clergy Retirements and Resignations

  • Rev'd Sean Semple, Rector: the Ross Parishes (Ross-on-Wye, Walford and Brampton Abbots Benefice) and Chaplain: Ross Community Hospital (resignation to take up the post of Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf) (May)
  • Rev'd Crispin Pemberton, Rector: StowCaple Benefice (retirement) (April)

Diocesan Staff Changes

  • Mariia Shumlyo - Support for Ukraine Project Assistant
  • Isobel Weare - Historic Environment Advice Assistant
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