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Curates, Vicars & Rectors of Westhoughton

We  assume that where a gap appears there must have been an interregnum (vacancy).

1506 c                    Piers Crompton

1510 - 1535          Thomas Strete

1627 c                    John Ridgeley

1628 - 1650          Alexander Horrocks

1651  c                   John Isherwood

1657  c                   John Harper 

1660 - 1662          Peter Naylor

1671  c                   John Eddleston

1687  c                   James Bradshaw  

1686  c                   Ralph Reeve

1696  c                   ?  Wood

1687   c                  Jeremiah Aldred

1700 - 1720          Joseph Lees

1720 - 1731          William Orme

1732 - 1755          Robert Harvey

1755 - 1782          Thomas Whitehead

1788 - 1816          Thomas Heyes

1816 - 1842          Christopher Bateson

1842 - 1868          James Richard Alsop

1868 - ?                 William Henry Ranken

1869 - 1889          Kinton Jacques

1890 - 1908          Christopher Cronshaw

1980 - 1937          George Henry St Patrick Garrett

1937 - 1953          John Dimmock

1953 - 1980          Thomas Davies

1980 - 1987          Fred J Gilbert (Rector from 1983)

1980 - 1991          Geoffrey B White (Vicar)

1988 - 2001          Simon Tatton Brown (Team Rector)

1992 - 1994          Adrian Stringer ( Team Vicar)

2004 - 2014         Gary Lawson (Team Rector)

2006 - 2010          Rob Jackson (Team Vicar)

2013 - present     Gareth Thomas (Team Vicar)

2014 - present     Chris Bracegirdle (Team Rector)


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