David Sharples

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David Sharples AKC (born 17 March 1958) is the current Archdeacon of Salford.[1]

He was educated at King's College London and ordained after a period of study at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield in 1983.[2] After a curacy at St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich he was Vicar of St Anne’s, Royton from 1987 to 2002; and Director of Ordinands for the Anglican Diocese of Manchester from 2002.[3]

A keen supporter of Manchester City, he is married with two sons.


  1. ^ Diocesan web-site
  2. ^ Crockfords on-line accessed 18 June 2013 20:38 GMT
  3. ^ ‘SHARPLES, Ven. David John’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 18 June 2013