Archdeacon of Pontefract

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The Archdeacon of Pontefract is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Leeds.

As Archdeacon he or she is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy [1] within the five area deaneries of Dewsbury, Wakefield, Pontefract, Barnsley and Birstall.

History[edit]

From the creation of the Diocese of Wakefield in 1888[2] until its reorganisation in 1927, the archdeaconry of Halifax comprised the northwestern corner of that diocese. In 1927, the archdeaconry was renamed to that of Pontefract and its borders moved to cover the eastern half of the diocese (the Huddersfield archdeaconry became the new archdeaconry of Halifax).[3]

For many years the post of Archdeacon of Pontefract was combined with that of Bishop suffragan of Pontefract. The current incumbent is Peter Townley. Since the creation of the Diocese of Leeds[4] on 20 April 2014, the archdeaconry has formed the Wakefield episcopal area.[5]

List of archdeacons[edit]

Archdeacons of Halifax
In the diocesan reorganisation of 1927, the archdeaconry was renamed to Pontefract. (For Archdeacons of Halifax after 1927, see Archdeacon of Halifax.)
Archdeacons of Pontefract

References[edit]

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  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25876. pp. 6279–6281. 20 November 1888. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33248. pp. 1029–1034. 15 February 1927. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  4. ^ The Church of England – Synod approves new Diocese of Leeds for West Yorkshire and The Dales
  5. ^ Moving towards a new diocese for West Yorkshire and the Dales (Accessed 9 July 2013)
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