Archdeacon of Malmesbury

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The Archdeacon of Malmesbury is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Bristol.[1] As such she or he is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy[2] within its four rural deaneries: Chippenham, Kingswood and South Gloucestershire, North Wiltshire and Swindon.[3] The current incumbent is The Ven Christine Froude,[4] who has also been Acting Archdeacon of Bristol since December 2012.[5]

History[edit]

The Archdeaconry of North Wilts was created from the Archdeaconry of Bristol in the Diocese of Bristol by Order-in-Council on 12 August 1904[6] and renamed the Archdeaconry of Swindon on 30 May 1919, due to the bishop's concern over confusion with the similarly-named Archdeaconry of Wilts in Salisbury diocese.[7] In 1999, Alan Hawker, the last recorded Archdeacon of Swindon became the first recorded Archdeacon of Malmesbury;[8][9] the current Malmesbury archdeaconry covers a very similar area to the 1904 North Wilts archdeaconry.

John Sharman (d. 1671) was said (once, in 1814) to have succeeded Joshua Childrey as "Archdeacon of North Wiltshire" while serving as chaplain to Seth Ward, Bishop of Salisbury; it is well-recorded that Sharman succeeded Childrey as Archdeacon of Salisbury in 1670.[10]

List of archdeacons[edit]

At its creation, the archdeaconry was called North Wilts.
From 30 May 1919, the archdeaconry was renamed Swindon.
Since 1999, the archdeaconry has been called Malmesbury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ bristol.anglican.org
  2. ^ "ABCD: a basic church dictionary" Meakin, T: Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2001 ISBN 978-1-85311-420-5
  3. ^ Crockford's on line (Accessed 29 April 2013)
  4. ^ BBC News
  5. ^ a b "Appointments". Church Times (#7814). 21/28 December 2012. p. 58. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 June 2014. (subscription required (help)).  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27704. pp. 5204–5205. 12 August 1904. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 31365. pp. 6646–6647. 30 May 1919. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  8. ^ HAWKER, Ven. Alan Fort. Who's Who 2013 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Diocese of Bristol – Hawker to retire
  10. ^ BRYDGES, Sir Egerton, Restituta: Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English Literature, Reviewed, Volume 1 (Google eBook) page 63: Dr John Sharman
  11. ^ Gloucestershire Archives, Tewkesbury Abbey Church: Stone Figure in memory of Archdeacon Hemming Robeson
  12. ^ Robeson, Ven. Hemming. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  13. ^ SEAVER, J. Montgomery, Stewart Family History page 21
  14. ^ Stewart, Rev. Ravenscroft. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  15. ^ Talbot, Very Rev. Reginald Thomas. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  16. ^ Ramsay, Rt Rev. Ronald Erskine. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  17. ^ Cornwell, Ven. Leonard Cyril. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  18. ^ Bowles, Rt Rev. Cyril William Johnston. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  19. ^ Temple, Rt Rev. Frederick Stephen. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  20. ^ Maples, Ven. Jeffrey Stanley. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  21. ^ Clark, Ven. Kenneth James. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  22. ^ Middleton, Rev. Canon Michael John. Who Was Who. 1920–2007 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  23. ^ a b Hawker, Ven. Alan Fort. Who's Who 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  24. ^ Diocese of Bristol – Ringrose appointed Acting Archdeacon (Accessed 21 March 2014)
  25. ^ Froude, Ven. Christine Ann. Who's Who 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 December 2013.