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Monday 31 October 2005

Suffragan See of Plymouth

31 October 2005

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon John Frank Ford MA to the Suffragan See of Plymouth, in the Diocese of Exeter, in succession to the Right Reverend John Henry Garton MA DipTh, on his resignation on 31 July 2005.

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John Ford (aged 53) studied for the ordained ministry at Chichester Theological College. He served his curacy at Christ Church Forest Hill in Southwark Diocese from 1979 to 1982. He was Vicar of St Augustine, Lee from 1982 to 1991. From 1991 to 1994 he was Vicar of Lower Beeding, Chichester Diocese and domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Horsham. He was the Chichester Diocesan Missioner from 1994 to 2000 and from 1997 to 2000 was also Canon and Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral. He became Precentor and Canon Residentiary of Chichester Cathedral in 2000.

John Ford is married to Bridget, a staff nurse, and they have three sons. His interests include travel, cooking, watching football, playing and watching cricket.

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