Archdeacon of Derby

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The Archdeacon of Derby is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Church of England Diocese of Derby. The archdeacon has responsibility for church buildings and clergy discipline in her/his archdeaconry – the Archdeaconry of Derby – which roughly covers the southern half of Derbyshire.

History[edit]

The first mentions of an archdeacon in the area occur in the twelfth century – around the time when archdeacons' posts were first being created across England. From that earliest point until the Victorian reorganisations of church structures, the archdeaconry was in the Diocese of Lichfield (which during those seven centuries was called Coventry, Coventry & Lichfield, Lichfield & Coventry and Lichfield). The archdeaconry, at that point covering the whole county of Derby, was transferred by Order in Council to the new Diocese of Southwell on 5 February 1884[1] and then split on 18 October 1910 – creating the Chesterfield archdeaconry – such that it now covers roughly the southern half of Derbyshire.[2] On 7 July 1927, the Diocese of Derby was created from the two Southwell archdeaconries of Derby and of Chesterfield.[3] The incumbent archdeacon is The Ven Dr Christopher Cunliffe.

List of archdeacons[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Froger was a Norman in favour with Henry II, who appointed him his Almoner. Accordingly he occurs no earlier than 1155. In 1159, he was appointed Bishop of Séez. "While yet Archdeacon of Derby he transmitted to the Abbey of Mortimer en Lions a copy of the Old Testament in two volumes."

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25315. p. 527. 5 February 1884. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28425. pp. 7321–7334. 18 October 1910. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33290. p. 4207. 1 July 1927. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  4. ^ "FREER, Ven. T. Henry". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Who's Who (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "WERE, Rt. Rev. Edward Ash". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Who's Who (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "NOAKES, Ven. Edward Spencer". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "FITZHERBERT, Ven. Henry Edward". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "RICHARDSON, Ven. John Farquhar". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "DELL, Ven. Robert Sydney". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Who's Who (December 2008 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Ven Ian Gatford's Biography". Debretts. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "GATFORD, Ven. Ian". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Derby Diocese — The Archdeacon of Derby
  13. ^ "CUNLIFFE, Ven. Christopher John". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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