Church Clergy

Here is a list of the past clergy of St. Andrew’s Church.

Incumbents

1269-1318

William Hurwarde

1318-1324

William de Walleghe

1324-1350

Richard de Twyverton

1350-1356

Robert Danwe

1356-?

William de Combe

?-1409

Geoffrey Palmer

1409-1412

John Lavington

1412-1415

Adam Thomas

1415-1423

John Davey

1423-?

Hugh Giffard

1502-1532

Richard Newcombe

?-1535

John Bond

1536-1558

William Roll

1558-1586

Stephen Cleave

1586-?

Thomas Whitingstall

1653-1660

Interregnum during the Commonwealth when services were registered by duty lay gentlemen of the parish, there being no priests.

Hugh Trevellyan – Court, John Champneys – Cogworthy, William Bellis – Ward, Matthew Loveband – Northchurch, Richard Pollard – Langley, John Pollard – Langley and John Bellew

Incumbents

Curates and Other Priests

1660-1677

James Evans

 

 

1677-1723

John Pyne

 

 

1723-1738

Philip Bowden

 

 

1738-1768

William Palmer

1769-1772

Samuel May

1770-1803

Thomas Bliss (N/R)

1772-1773

Frederick Freke

 

 

1774-1786

Charles Bryce

1803-1861

John Kendal Fletcher (N/R)

1787-1821

Thomas West

 

 

1821-1831

J. Dent

 

 

1831-1832

James Arthur

 

 

1832-1834

Philip Somerville

 

 

1834-1840

John Francis

 

 

1840-1841

C. A. Johns

 

 

1841-1842

Edward Reynolds

 

 

1842-1845

James Harris

 

 

1845-1848

Richard Podmore

 

 

1848-1849

Anthony Loveband

 

 

1849-1851

James Mules

 

 

1851-1856

Thomas Arthur

 

 

1856-1860

Octavius Dene

1861-1870

Henry Baker (N/R)

1860-1865

John Fenwick

1870-1872

William Watson (N/R)

1871-1872

H. J. Dixon

1872-1882

H. J. Dixon

 

 

1882-1919

John Singleton

 

 

1920-1922

Cyril Spencer

 

 

1922-1926

Edward Clark

 

 

1926-1928

Francis Allwork

 

 

1928-1935

Charles Kirkham

 

 

1935-1938

Frederick Legg

 

 

1939-1946

Charles Powell (N/R)

 

 

1946-1951

Patrick Harvey (N/R)

 

 

1951-1953

Leonard Hustwayte

 

 

1953-1967

Edward Elliott (N/R)

 

 

Rector

1967-1988

Bernard Tinsley (N/R)

1988-1998

Richard Acworth (N/R)

1999-2002

Arthur Parsons (N/R)

2003-2006

Stephen Thorp (N/R)

2007-2015

Michael Clark (N/R; Team Vicar)*

2015-

Michael Clark (N/R)*

N/R denotes non-resident

* Although Michael Clark replaced Stephen Thorp in 2007, the allocation of churches in the Two Rivers Mission Community is now such that direct responsibility for Yarnscombe is held by the Team Rector who, until August 2015, was The Revd. Kim Mathers. Michael Clark was appointed Team Rector in October 2015 and there is currently a vacancy for the post of Team Vicar.