We say farewell to Canon Colin and Fr. Alan this weekend, thanking them for their devotion to the Guildford Parish and its various communities. Whilst we keep them in our prayers, we might also pray for Bishop Richard as he strives to maintain pastoral leadership for all the Parishes of the Diocese. Looking at the full list of clergy moves taking place just now gives perhaps a small glimpse of the complexities the Bishop must deal with.
Diocesan Clergy Moves:
Fr Kevin Dring joins the Staff at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh from Sacred Heart, Hove.
Canon Colin Wolczak to Sacred Heart, Hove from Guildford parish.
Mgr. Tony Barry to Guildford parish from Crawley parish.
Fr Chris Dobson to be Moderator in Crawley parish.
Fr Louis Ezeilo to Crawley parish from Nativity of the Lord.
Fr Hugh Flower goes on Sabbatical
Fr Chris Spain to Egham & Englefield Green from Nativity of the Lord.
Fr Tony Bridson to Parish of the Nativity of the Lord.
Mgr Benny O’Shea takes on Ministry to Priests.
Fr Dominic O’Hara to Sabbatical
Fr Carl Davies to Littlehampton & Rustington from Billingshurst with Pulborough.
Fr Alan Sharpe to Billingshurst with Pulborough from Guildford parish.
Fr Roy Waters to Guildford parish.
Fr Simon Hall to Sabbatical
Fr Stephen Hardaker to Oxted & Warlingham.
Fr Fergal McGuinness has returned to the diocese of Santa Rosa, California
Fr Irek Stadler, from the Diocese of Thunder Bay, Canada to Haslemere, Chiddingfold & Hindhead.
Fr John Horn retires
Fr Richard Biggerstaff returns to the diocese after his time as Director of the St Barnabas Society in Oxford and goes to East Molesey & Hersham as parish priest. He will reside at East Molesey.
Fr Bill Muir CJ will continue to serve in Hersham during the coming year.
Canon Daithi Foley has retired
Canon Kieron O’Brien takes on responsibility for St John the Baptist, Brighton in addition to St Joseph, Brighton
Fr Peter Fitch to St John the Baptist & St Joseph, Brighton.