Archdeacon of Sarum

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The Archdeacon of Sarum is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Salisbury. As such he or she is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy [1] within the four area deaneries (Alderbury, Chalke, Salisbury and Stonehenge) of the Sarum archdeaconry.[2]

The post is currently held by the Ven Alan Jeans.[3]

History[edit]

The first recorded archdeacons in Salisbury diocese occur soon after the Norman Conquest (as they do across England) – there were apparently four archdeacons from the outset. However, no territorial titles are recorded until after c. 1139. The archdeacons at that time were (in order of seniority) the Archdeacons of Dorset, Berkshire, Sarum and Wiltshire. The position was redefined in 1843, having been previously generally known as the Archdeaconry of Salisbury; the role is now generally called Archdeacon of Sarum, but both names have been used very commonly throughout history.

List of archdeacons[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Gunter, Robert, Everard, Hubald, Joel, Alexander and Nigel occur as archdeacons in Salisbury diocese without territorial titles, so it is not possible to identify which areas they served.
  2. ^ a b c d Ernald, Henry, Jordan and Savaric occur as archdeacons in Salisbury diocese without territorial titles, but their roles as archdeacons over the Salisbury area can be deduced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABCD: a basic church dictionary" Meakin, T: Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2001 ISBN 978-1-85311-420-5
  2. ^ Crockford's on line accessed Saturday 18 February 2012 16:07 GMT
  3. ^ Diocesan Web site
  4. ^ Lear, Ven. Francis. Who Was Who. 1920–2015 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Carpenter, Ven. Harry William. Who Was Who. 1920–2015 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Dale, Ven. Canon Percy John. Who Was Who. 1920–2015 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  7. ^ McGowan, Ven. Frank. Who Was Who. 1920–2015 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Wingfield Digby, Ven. Stephen Basil. Who Was Who. 1920–2015 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  9. ^ McCulloch, Rt Rev. Nigel Simeon. Who's Who. 2015 (October 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Hopkinson, Ven. Barnabas John. Who's Who. 2015 (October 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Jeans, Ven. Alan Paul. Who's Who. 2015 (October 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 

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