Norman Russell

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Norman Atkinson Russell
Born (1942-08-07) 7 August 1942 (age 74)
Education Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Churchill College, Cambridge
Occupation Retired Archdeacon of the Diocese of Berkshire

Norman Atkinson Russell was the Archdeacon of Berkshire until Easter 2013.[1] His retirement service was Sunday 12 May 2013 [2]


Russell was born on 7 August 1922 and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Churchill College, Cambridge.[3] After an earlier career as an accountant he was ordained in 1971.[4] He began his ministry with curacies at Christ Church with Emmanuel, Clifton, Bristol and Christ Church, Cockfosters. He was Rector of Harwell with Chilton, Oxfordshire from 1977 to 1984 and then Priest in charge at St James, Gerrards Cross. Later he was Rural Dean of Amersham and after his appointment as Archdeacon Prolocutor of the Lower house of the Convocation of Canterbury.[5]

Current Honorary research fellow at St Stephen's House, Oxford.


  1. ^ Diocese of Oxford web-site
  2. ^ Diocese of Oxford web-site
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  5. ^ 2006 Convocation of Canterbury
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Arthur Hill
Archdeacon of Berkshire
1998 – 2013
Succeeded by
Olivia Graham