New roles for Dearne vicars

A VICAR from Kilnhurst becomes an Area Dean within a range of recent appointments made within the Diocese of Sheffield.

The Rev Andy Brewerton, Vicar of Kilnhurst St Thomas is to be the new Area Dean of Wath, with the Rev Richard Buckley as his Assistant Area Dean.

At Wombwell, the Rev Nigel Harvey Elliot, Rector of Wombwell St Mary and the current Area Dean of Wath will resign as Area Dean, but will remain as the Rector of Wombwell St Mary.

A spokesman for the diocese said that the decision to retire from his current position was made independently by Rev Elliot. The Ven Robert Aidan Fitzharris, formerly Archdeacon of Doncaster, is to be Archdeacon Emeritus in the diocese.