Penny Driver

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Penelope May "Penny" Driver (born 20 February 1952) is an Anglican priest.

Driver was educated at Manchester University[1] and ordained deacon in 1987 and priest in 1994. She began her ordained ministry as a curate in Cullercoats and the Newcastle Diocesan Youth Advisor. After this she was Youth Chaplain for the Diocese of Ripon from 1988 to 1996 [2] and then its Assistant Director of Ordinands from 1996 to 1998; and Director from then until 2006, when she became Archdeacon of Exeter. In 2011 she was appointed Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness.[3] She retired in late 2016.[4]


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008ISBN 9780713685558
  2. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  3. ^ Diocese of Exeter web site
  4. ^ National Archdeacons' Forum — Archdeacons' News — #18, October 2016 (Accessed 4 October 2016)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Paul Gardner
Archdeacon of Exeter
Succeeded by
Christopher Futcher
Preceded by
George Howe
Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness
Succeeded by
Vernon Ross