Archdeacon of Chichester

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Bell House, former archdeacons' residence in Chichester

The post of Archdeacon of Chichester was created in the 12th century, although the Diocese of Sussex was founded by St Wilfrid, the exiled Bishop of York, in AD 681. The original location of the see was in Selsey. The see was moved to Chichester, in about 1075, by decree of the Synod of London.[1] Currently there are two acting Archdeacons who have the care of the Archdeaconry of Chichester: [2]. In January 2019 it was announced that Fr Luke Irvine-Capel would be licensed as the next Archdeacon in May 2019.[3]

History[edit]

After the Norman Conquest a uniform system of territorial archdeaconries was created to try to ensure that no settlement was more than a day's ride from the bishop's seat. In 1070 the Council of Windsor decreed that bishops should appoint archdeacons to their churches. The archdeacon acted as the bishop's deputy and representative and had the job of supervising parish churches in the diocese.[4]

Saint Richard, Bishop of Chichester in the 13th century, produced a body of statutes which included the duties of his archdeacons: "They were to administer justice for their proper fees, not demanding more for the expedition or delay of business. They were to visit the churches regularly to see the services were duly celebrated, the vessels and vestments in proper order, the canon of mass correctly followed and distinctly read."[5]

The modern role of an archdeacon in the Church of England has not changed significantly since St Richard's time; their main function is to be involved with legal and practical matters concerning visitations, clergy care, discipline matters, faculties and quinquennial inspections.[6]

The Diocese of Chichester almost exactly covers the two counties of East Sussex and West Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove, stretching for nearly a hundred miles (160 km) along the south coast of England. The diocese has four archdeaconries, namely the Archdeaconry of Horsham, the Archdeaconry of Hastings, the Archdeaconry of Brighton and Lewes as well as the Archdeaconry of Chichester.[7]

From its creation in the 12th century until 2002 the Archdeacon of Chichester was actually based in Chichester; however, since 2002, the base has moved to Church House in Hove, East Sussex.[7][8]

List of archdeacons[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d These archdeacons are not referred to as Archdeacon of Chichester, but rather appear to be the sole archdeacon in the diocese.
  2. ^ a b c d e These archdeacons are not referred to as Archdeacon of Chichester, but are each the senior of two concurrent archdeacons of the diocese.
  3. ^ Acting Archdeacons Standen and Twinley appointment is from 1 May 2018 to 31 January 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly. The Bishopric of Selsey in Mary Hobbs. Chichester Cathedral: An Historic Survey. pp.1 - 10
  2. ^ Diocese of Chichester — Other Staff
  3. ^ https://www.chichester.anglican.org/news/2019/01/06/new-archdeacon-chichester-appointed/
  4. ^ Bartlett. England under the Norman and Angevine Kings pp.388 - 389
  5. ^ Stephens. The South Saxon Diocese. p.67
  6. ^ Synodical Government, p.65.
  7. ^ a b Diocese of Chichester Website
  8. ^ "Canon on the move". The Brighton Argus. Brighton. 21 August 2002. Archived from the original on 18 September 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  9. ^ MOUNT, Ven. Francis John. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  10. ^ ELWES, Ven. Edward Leighton. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  11. ^ JONES, Rt Rev Herbert Edward. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  12. ^ HOSKYNS, Ven. Benedict George. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  13. ^ CLARKE, Ven. Charles Philip Stewart. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  14. ^ MASON, Ven. Lancelot. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  15. ^ KERR-DINEEN, Rev. Canon Frederick George. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  16. ^ EYRE, Very Rev. Richard Montague Stephens. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2013 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  17. ^ HOBBS, Rev. Canon Keith. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  18. ^ BROTHERTON, Ven. (John) Michael. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2013 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  19. ^ a b Acting Archdeacons Appointed (Accessed 3 June 2018)
  20. ^ McKittrick, Douglas Henry. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2013 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. closed access publication – behind paywall
  21. ^ https://www.chichester.anglican.org/news/2019/01/06/new-archdeacon-chichester-appointed/

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