Archdiocese announces set of clergy appointments

New parish priests and chaplains among changes

The following appointments will become effective during September 2016 unless otherwise noted:
 
Archbishop's Council:
 
Canon Joseph Kelly will retire as Episcopal Vicar for sick and retired clergy and will be succeeded by Rev Stephen Maloney. Canon Kelly will continue to serve as parish priest of St George's, Maghull and Father Maloney will continue to serve as parish priest of All Saints, Anfield.
 
Rev John McLoughlin will stand down as Episcopal Vicar for formation and will be succeeded by Rev Matthew Nunes. Father McLoughlin will become parish priest of St Stephen, Warrington and Father Nunes will move from St Wilfrid, Widnes to become parish priest of St John Vianney, Halewood.
 
 
Parish priest:
 
• Rev Gordon Abbs
From: St Stephen, Warrington To: St Sylvester, Liverpool
 
• Rev Roy Cooper
From: St Peter and St Paul, Crosby To: St John the Evangelist, Kirkdale
 
• Rev Graeme Dunne
From: St Sylvester, Liverpool To: St Gregory, Weld Bank, Chorley
 
• Rev Michael Fitzsimons
From: St John the Evangelist, Kirkdale To: St Wilfrid, Widnes
 
• Rev Mark Madden
From: St Patrick, Southport To: Our Lady, Queen of Peace and English Martyrs, Litherland
 
• Rev John McLoughlin
From: Chaplain Maryton Carmel To: St Stephen, Warrington
 
• Rev Vincent McShane
From: St John Vianney, Halewood To: Holy Rosary, Old Roan
 
• Rev Matthew Nunes
From: St Wilfrid, Widnes To: St John Vianney, Halewood
 
• Rev William Simpson
From: Our Lady, Queen of Peace and English Martyrs, Litherland To: St Chad, South Hill, Chorley
 
Additional Responsibility:
 
• Rev Martin Caddell
To: St Helen, Crosby (June/July 2016)
 
• Rev John Heneghan
To: St Patrick, Southport
 
• Rev Philip Inch
To: St Oswald, Longton
 
• Monsignor John Walsh
To: St Anne, Freshfield
 
Administrator:
 
• Rev Gerard Callacher
From: Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King To: St Francis de Sales, Walton
 
Chaplaincy:
 
• Rev James Claffey OP
To: Liverpool Universities (July 2016)
 
• Monsignor Peter Fleetwood
From: Holy Family, Southport To: Maryton Carmel and Aintree Hospitals
 
Retirement:
 
• Monsignor Stephen Alker
From: Germany
 
• Rev John Bradley                      
From: St Anne, Freshfield
 
• Monsignor John Butchard
From: Holy Rosary, Old Roan
 
• Monsignor Michael McKenna
From: St Gregory, Weld Bank, Chorley
 
Other Appointments:
 
• Rev John Paul Ilunga
From: St Oswald, Longton To: Leave of absence (1 June 2016)                            
 
• Rev Ian McParland
From: Liverpool Universities To: Sabbatical leave
 
• Rev Andrew Robinson
From: St Chad, South Hill To: St Mary’s College, Oscott