Archdeacon of Worcester

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The Archdeacon of Worcester is a senior clergy position in the Diocese of Worcester in the Church of England. Among the archdeacon's responsibilities is the care of clergy and church buildings within the area of the Archdeaconry of Worcester.

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History

The first recorded archdeacons in the Diocese of Worcester occur from c.1086 around the same time that archdeacons occur across the church in England. Two archdeacons are recorded simultaneously from that time, but no clear territorial title occurs until 1143, when Gervase is called Archdeacon of Gloucester.

The Archdeaconry of Birmingham was created from Worcester and Coventry archdeaconries by Order-in-Council on 12 August 1892 [1] but became part of the new Diocese of Birmingham upon its creation by Order-in-Council on 13 January 1905. [2]

The archdeaconry is currently subdivided into six deaneries: Evesham, Malvern, Martley and Worcester West, Pershore, Upton, and Worcester East. [3] The current Archdeacon of Worcester is the Venerable Robert Jones.

Deaneries, rural deans and lay chairs as of 2019

DeaneryRural deanLay chair
EveshamThe Revd Richard ThornileyLiz Booth
MalvernThe Revd David NicholDavid Sparkes
Martley and Worcester WestThe Revd Anne PotterJohn Chidlow
PershoreThe Revd Sarah DangerfieldSue Perry
UptonThe Revd Christopher MossMaria Toman
Worcester EastThe Revd Diane CookseyMike Bunclark

List of archdeacons

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