By J. Brock (FINN)
Michael Blanch, a former Falklands Chief Executive, will be ordained a curate during a service at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday, 28 June 2009. He will serve as a curate in the Yorkshire Dales - Askrigg united with Stallingbusk.
Mr Blanch was recruited in January 2000, from Bromley, a burrow of London, serving in the Falklands until February 2003. He later returned to the Falklands in 2007 for three months while a new Chief Executive was being recruited to replace Mr Chris Simpkins, who left the post early.
He is one of a number of new curates to be ordained at the service. They include Peter Matthews, who worked for the British Council in Botswana and Zambia, who will be curate at Catterick, chaplain at St Francis Xavier School, Richmond and a Pioneer Minister in Richmond Deanery.
Darryl Hall, a former business manager from Northallerton who trained at Cranmer Hall, will serve in the Knaresborough team, while counsellor Marjorie Warner will serve her curacy at Masham united with Healey.
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