Archdeacon of Cleveland

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The Archdeacon of Cleveland is a senior ecclesiastical officer of an archdeaconry, or subdivision, of the Church of England Diocese of York[1] in the Province of York. The Archdeaconry of Cleveland stretches west from Thirsk, north to Middlesbrough, east to Whitby and south to Pickering. It has a varied geography, including the southern parts of the conurbation of Teesside and the open moors of the North York Moors National Park.

History[edit]

Archdeacons occurred in the Diocese of York before 1093; before 1128, there were five serving simultaneously – probably each in their own area, but none occurs with a territorial title before 1133.[2] The title Archdeacon of Cleveland is first recorded before 1174 with Ralph, Archdeacon of Cleveland.[3] Of the five archdeaconries, Cleveland is one of three which has never split from York diocese.

People[edit]

The archdeaconry is led by the area Bishop of Whitby, Paul Ferguson[4] and by the Archdeacon of Cleveland, currently vacant since Ferguson's consecration;[5] during the vacancy, Canon Richard Rowling is the acting archdeacon.[6] On 25 March 2015, it was announced that Sam Rushton is to be collated as archdeacon on 6 May 2015.[7]

Organization[edit]

In common with other archdeaconries, Cleveland is further subdivided into deaneries:

  • Guisborough
  • Middlesbrough
  • Mowbray
  • Northern Ryedale
  • Stokesley
  • Whitby

List of archdeacons[edit]

Some archdeacons without territorial titles are recorded from around the time of Thomas of Bayeux; see Archdeacon of York.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hugh does not occur with the title Archdeacon of Cleveland; rather his territory can be deduced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of York Directory (published annually by York Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd, Diocesan House, Aviator Court, York YO30 4WJ)
  2. ^ Greenaway, Diana E., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300 6, pp. 30–31 
  3. ^ Greenaway, Diana E., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300 6, pp. 36–40 
  4. ^ Diocese of York – Bishop of Whitby (Accessed 3 January 2013)
  5. ^ Diocese of York – Who's who
  6. ^ a b Diocese of York – Acting Archdeacons of Cleveland and the East Riding (Accessed 3 July 2014)
  7. ^ a b "New Archdeacon of Cleveland". Diocese of York. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  8. ^ YEOMAN, Ven. Henry Walker. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  9. ^ HUTCHINGS, Ven. William Henry. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  10. ^ LINDSAY, Ven. Thomas Enraght. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  11. ^ CARTER, Ven. Anthony Basil. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  12. ^ TOWNLEY, Rt Rev. George Frederick. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  13. ^ PALIN, Ven. William. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  14. ^ LINSLEY, Ven. Stanley Frederick. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  15. ^ SOUTHGATE, Very Rev. John Eliot. Who Was Who. 1920–2008 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  16. ^ WOODLEY, Ven. Ronald John. Who's Who 2013 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  17. ^ HAWTHORN, Ven. Christopher John. Who's Who 2013 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  18. ^ FERGUSON, Ven. Paul John. Who's Who 2013 (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

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