Archdeacon of Blackburn

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The Archdeacon of Blackburn is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Blackburn. Originally created on 17 August 1877[1] within the Diocese of Manchester, the office became a part of the new Diocese of Blackburn upon her creation on 12 November 1926.[2]

As archdeacon she or he is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy[3] within the seven area deaneries: Accrington, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Chorley, Leyland, Pendle and Whalley.

The post is currently vacant following the retirement of John Hawley.

List of archdeacons[edit]

The archdeaconry was transferred from the diocese of Manchester to the newly created diocese of Blackburn by Order-in-Council on 12 November 1926.[2]
  • 1936–1936 (res.): Henry Fosbrooke
  • 1936–1946 (ret.): Richard Newman
  • 1946–1959 (res.): Charles Lambert
  • 1959–1962 (d.): Arnold Picton
  • 1962–1973 (d.): Norman Hodd
  • 1973–1986 (ret.): Desmond Carroll (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1986–1996 (ret.): David Robinson[4] (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1996–September 2001 (res.): John Marsh
  • 2002–31 July 2015 (ret.): John Hawley
  • 31 July–aft. September 2015 (Acting): Roger Smith[5]
  • bef. November 2015–February 2016 (Acting): Timothy Lipscomb[6]
  • 14 February 2016–present:[7] Mark Ireland[8]
    • 13 April 2017 – 5 February 2018 (ret.): Sue Penfold, Temporary Assistant Archdeacon and Director of Discipleship and Ministry[9]
    • 1 July 2018 onwards (announced): Grant Ashton, Temporary Assistant Archdeacon[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 24495". The London Gazette. 17 August 1877. pp. 4789–4791.
  2. ^ a b "No. 33220". The London Gazette. 12 November 1926. p. 7321.
  3. ^ "ABCD: a basic church dictionary" Meakin, T: Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2001 ISBN 978-1-85311-420-5
  4. ^ "Church Times". Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  5. ^ Lancashire Telegraph — Warm welcome for historic Hyndburn churches' new vicar (Accessed 31 January 2016)
  6. ^ The Parish of Adlington St Paul — Notices, Sunday 8 Nov 2015[permanent dead link] (Accessed 31 January 2016)
  7. ^ National Archdeacons' Forum — Archdeacons’ News, January 2015 (sic) (Accessed 31 January 2016)
  8. ^ Diocese of Blackburn — New Archdeacon of Blackburn is announced (Accessed 27 November 2015)
  9. ^ Diocese of Blackburn — Clergy Moves (Archived from the original, 6 July 2017; accessed 23 June 2018)
  10. ^ Diocese of Blackburn — Clergy Moves (Accessed 23 June 2018)