APPOINTMENT OF VICAR GENERAL:
Canon David Bagstaff has been permanently appointed as Vicar General of the Diocese. Bishop Peter said: “Canon David has contributed so much to the life and ministry of the Diocese over many years and he has been invaluable to me since my appointment in December. His wisdom and experience will continue to assist the ongoing development of our Diocesan family. I thank him for his willing generosity in accepting the appointment.”
APPOINTMENT OF EPISCOPAL VICAR FOR CLERGY WELFARE:
Fr David Finegan has been appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy Welfare. Bishop Peter said: “Fr David will assist the Vicar General and myself in all matters regarding clergy welfare – those in active ministry and those in retirement. Fr David brings many talents to this task and I know that he will have your support as he undertakes his new responsibilities. I thank him for his willing generosity in accepting the appointment.”
APPOINTMENT OF VICAR FOR RELIGIOUS:
Fr Karol Porczak MS will continue his service as Vicar for Religious. Bishop Peter said: “I thank him for his willing generosity in accepting the appointment.”
Mgr Anthony Rogers will retire as parish priest of Aldeburgh with Leiston in September and will take up residence in Newmarket. Bishop Peter said: “On behalf of the Diocese I wish to express the deepest gratitude for all that Fr Tony has contributed during his long and fruitful ministry. We are all aware of the many roles and responsibilities he has undertaken across the years. We give him the assurance of our prayers as he prepares to embrace his retirement, though we can be sure he will be appearing in all sorts of places in the days ahead.”
Fr Michael Vulliamy will retire as parish priest of Whittlesey and Ramsay in September and will take up residence in the locality. Bishop Peter said: “On behalf of the Diocese I wish to express my thanks for Fr Michael’s priestly ministry which has been exercised with great sincerity and compassion. We give him the assurance of our prayers as he prepares to embrace his retirement.”
The following appointments will be operative from Monday September 18.
Canon David Bagstaff has been appointed as Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Peter, Aldeburgh.
Fr Sean Connolly has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Edmund’s, Bury St Edmunds.
Fr Walter Chenyika has been appointed as Priest in Charge of St George’s, Norwich.
Fr Andrews Arakkal Joseph has been appointed as Priest in Charge of St Jude the Apostle, Whittlesey.
Fr Peter Wygnanski has been appointed as Personal Secretary to Bishop Peter. Fr Peter will also assume the role of Chaplain to the University of East Anglia.
The newly-ordained Fr Mark Ashwood has been appointed as Assistant Priest in St Edmund’s, Bury St Edmunds.
The newly-ordained Fr Bienn Carlo Manuntag has been appointed as Assistant Priest in St Luke’s, Peterborough.
Canon Mathew George will take up residence in Sacred Heart and St Oswald, Peterborough.
Fr Andrew Eburne will continue as Priest in Charge of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Poringland. Bishop Peter said: “Fr Andrew was only able to undertake a limited seminary formation before his ordination as a priest. He will undertake part-time postgraduate study via the University of Durham over the next two years. He will no longer serve as Chaplain to the University of East Anglia nor as the Director of the Diaconate so as to allow for his research. I am immensely grateful to Fr Andrew for his ministry as Chaplain to the University over many years.”
In order to allow Fr Luke Goymour to concentrate upon his parish responsibilities at St Mark’s, Ipswich, he will no longer undertake the task of being Chaplain to the Diocesan Youth Service. Bishop Peter said: “I take this opportunity of thanking Fr Luke for his great service to the youth ministry of the Diocese over many years.”