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Archdeacons

by Michael Ford last modified 24 Sep, 2018 01:06 PM

In the Church of England, an Archdeacon is a priest who looks after part of a diocese, working closely with the Bishop.

Originally, the role was that of a non-ordained ‘Chief Deacon’, but the role developed until tasks were assigned specifically to priests. An Archdeacon has a number of important public functions within a network of relationships.

Our Archdeacons are:

Short biography here.
Based at the Sherborne Office, St Nicholas' Church Centre, 30 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3LE. Administrator: Lyn Booth sherborne.office@salisbury.anglican.org 
 

Short biography here.
Based at Church House, Salisbury SP1 2QB. Directions 
Administrator: Anna Wilde ramsbury.office@salisbury.anglican.org
 

Short biography here.
Based at the Sherborne Office, St Nicholas' Church Centre, 30 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3LE. Administrator: Lyn Booth sherborne.office@salisbury.anglican.org 
 

Short biography here.
Based at Church House, Salisbury SP1 2QB. Directions 
Administrator: Anna Wilde ramsbury.office@salisbury.anglican.org 

Work includes:

  • Representing their parishes to the Bishop, and the Bishop to the parishes
  • Guiding Rural Deans in their ministry
  • Presenting new deacons and priests for ordination
  • Inducting ministers into their congregations
  • Advising on parish outreach into villages, towns and cities
  • Advising on disputes and grievances
  • Advising on care of church buildings, furniture and churchyards
  • Annual Archdeacon’s Visitations, including admission of new Churchwardens
  • Other tasks and responsibilities, delegated by the Bishop as required. More here 

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