Archdeacon of Bolton

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The Archdeacon of Bolton is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Manchester. The role was created by an Order of the Bishop on 20 May 1982.[1]

As archdeacon, he or she is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy [2] within the archdeaconry of Bolton, which consists six area deaneries: Bolton, Bury, Deane, Radcliffe and Prestwich, Rossendale and Walmsley. The post is currently held by the Ven David Bailey.

List of archdeacons[edit]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48996. p. 7240. 1 June 1982. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  2. ^ "ABCD: a basic church dictionary" Meakin, T: Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2001 ISBN 978-1-85311-420-5