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Farewell service for the Archdeacon of Rochdale

First published on: 6th March 2024

The Ven. David Sharples retires at the end of this month after more than forty years’ service as a priest in this diocese, most recently as Archdeacon of Rochdale and a residentiary canon of the Cathedral. His ministry has been appreciated by many, and there is an opportunity to say farewell at a service at the Cathedral on Monday, 22nd April at 5.30 pm. This is not a ticketed event and anyone is welcome to attend on the day.

We are holding a collection for any individual or parish who would like to contribute to a retirement gift for David and Elaine. Please transfer any donation to the following account by Saturday, 6th April, using the reference ‘DS retirement’:

Account name: Manchester DBF

Account number: 41457389

Sort code: 16-00-18

Alternatively, if you are unable to use electronic banking, cheques made payable to ‘Manchester DBF’ may be sent to St John’s House, 155-163 The Rock, Bury, BL9 0ND, writing ‘Ven. David Sharples’ retirement’ on the reverse.

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