The Archdeacon of Manchester is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Church of England in Greater Manchester.
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 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.
The archdeaconry of Manchester, unusually, was established (on 29 September 1843)a few years before the Diocese of Manchester (on 1 September 1847.) The archdeaconry was therefore initially, for the time being, established in the Diocese of Chester.
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.
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.
|Archdeacons of Manchester|
|25 October 1843||1854 (res.)||John Rushton|
|2 September 1854||1 July 1867 (d.)||Robert Master||Died in office.|
|1867||1870 (res.)||Richard Durnford|
|1870||1890 (res.)||George Anson||Son of William Anson.|
|1890||1905 (res.)||James Wilson|
|1905||1 February 1909 (d.)||Foster Blackburne||Died in office.|
|1909||1909 (res.)||John Wright||Elected Anglican Archbishop of Sydney.|
|1909||1916 (res.)||Willoughby Allen|
|1916||17 June 1934 (d.)||Noel Aspinall||Died in office.|
|1934||1966 (ret.)||Selwyn Bean||Grandson of New Zealand prime minister Richard Seddon via his mother was Jennie Seddon Bean; afterwards archdeacon emeritus.|
|1966||1972 (res.)||Hetley Price|
|1972||1980 (ret.)||Arthur Ballard|
|1980||1998 (ret.)||Brian Harris|
|1998||2004 (ret.)||Alan Wolstencroft||Afterwards archdeacon emeritus.|
|2005||2009 (ret.)||Andrew Ballard|
|24 May 2009||2016||Mark Ashcroft|
|14 May 2017||present||Karen Lund|
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