Archdeacon of Hastings

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The Archdeacon of Hastings is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Church of England Diocese of Chichester. The Diocese of Chichester almost exactly covers the counties of East and West Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove, stretching for nearly a hundred miles (160 km) along the south coast of England. [1]

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History

The two original archdeaconries of Chichester diocese, Chichester and Lewes, were created in the 12th century – at around the time when archdeacons were first appointed across England. The third archdeaconry, Hastings, was created (from that of Lewes) on 28 June 1912. [2] [3] The archdeaconries were then reorganised under Eric Kemp (Bishop of Chichester) [4] on 28 June 1975: [5] the Hastings archdeaconry was dissolved and her territory returned to Lewes archdeaconry, which was renamed "Lewes & Hastings"; and a new archdeaconry of Horsham was created. [1] [4]

On 12 May 2014, it was announced that the diocese is to take forward proposals to create a fourth archdeaconry (presently referred to as Brighton.) [6] Since Lewes itself would be within the new archdeaconry, Lewes & Hastings archdeaconry would become simply Hastings archdeaconry. [7] On 8 August 2014, the Church Times reported that the archdeaconry had been renamed. [8]

List of archdeacons

Some archdeacons without territorial titles are recorded from the early 12th century; see Archdeacon of Chichester.

Notes

  1. Jordan is not recorded with the title of "Archdeacon of Lewes", but occurs as an archdeacon alongside Henry, Archdeacon of Chichester.
  2. Joceline is not recorded with the title of "Archdeacon of Lewes", but occurs as an archdeacon alongside Matthew of Chichester and Silvester, Archdeacons of Chichester.
  3. 1 2 Philp Jones was on sabbatical between 5 January and 29 March 2015. [14]

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  1. 1 2 "Chichester Diocese Website". Diocese of Chichester. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  2. "No. 28622". The London Gazette . 28 June 1912. pp. 4651–4652.
  3. "West Sussex Records Office: Diocese of Chichester: Episcopal Records". National Archives. Retrieved 4 November 2010./VII.
  4. 1 2 Kemp, Eric (2006). Shy but not Retiring: the memoirs of Eric Kemp. Jeremy Haselock. London: Continuum. p. 186. ISBN   978-0-8264-8073-6.
  5. "No. 46633". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 July 1975. p. 9015.
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  7. Diocese of Chichester – Suffragan Bishop of Lewes: Statement of Needs Archived 2014-05-14 at the Wayback Machine p. 7 (Accessed 14 May 2014)
  8. "Appointments" . Church Times . No. 7899. 8 August 2014. p. 24. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  9. "ARCHDEACONS DEPRIVED UNDER QUEEN ELIZABETH" (PDF). Retrieved 10 June 2012.
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  11. "Appointments" . Church Times . No. 7964. 6 November 2015. p. 34. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  12. Diocese of Chichester — Farewell Service for the Archdeacon of Hastings (Accessed 31 January 2016)
  13. Diocese of Chichester — Diocese of Chichester marks ministry of Archdeacon Philip (Accessed 13 February 2016)
  14. 1 2 Diocese of Chichester – Archdeacons (Accessed 5 February 2015)
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