Archdeacon of Manchester

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The Archdeacon of Manchester is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Church of England in Greater Manchester.

Church of England Anglican state church of England

The Church of England is the established church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor. The Church of England is also the mother church of the international Anglican Communion. It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury.

Greater Manchester County of England

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972; and designated a functional city region on 1 April 2011.

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The archdeaconry of Manchester, unusually, was established (on 29 September 1843) [1] a few years before the Diocese of Manchester (on 1 September 1847.) [2] The archdeaconry was therefore initially, for the time being, established in the Diocese of Chester.

Anglican Diocese of Manchester Church of England diocese in the Province of York, England

The Diocese of Manchester is a Church of England diocese in the Province of York, England. Based in the city of Manchester, the diocese covers much of the county of Greater Manchester and small areas of the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

Diocese of Chester

The Diocese of Chester is a Church of England diocese in the Province of York covering the pre-1974 county of Cheshire and therefore including the Wirral and parts of Stockport, Trafford and Tameside.

List of archdeacons

Archdeacons of Manchester
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
25 October 18431854 (res.) John Rushton
2 September 18541 July 1867 (d.) Robert Master Died in office.
18671870 (res.) Richard Durnford
18701890 (res.) [3] George Anson Son of William Anson.
18901905 (res.) James Wilson [4]
19051 February 1909 (d.) Foster Blackburne [5] Died in office.
19091909 (res.) John Wright [6] Elected Anglican Archbishop of Sydney.
19091916 (res.) Willoughby Allen [7]
191617 June 1934 (d.) Noel Aspinall [8] Died in office.
19341966 (ret.) Selwyn Bean Grandson of New Zealand prime minister Richard Seddon via his mother was Jennie Seddon Bean; afterwards archdeacon emeritus. [9]
19661972 (res.) Hetley Price [10]
19721980 (ret.) Arthur Ballard [11]
19801998 (ret.) Brian Harris [12]
19982004 (ret.) Alan Wolstencroft Afterwards archdeacon emeritus. [13]
20052009 (ret.) Andrew Ballard [14]
24 May 20092016 Mark Ashcroft [15]
14 May 2017present Karen Lund [16]

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