|Archdeacon of Sunderland|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Durham|
|In office||April 2018 –present|
|Ordination||1993 (deacon) |
Robert Gerard Cooper
26 July 1968
Oldham, Lancashire, England 
|Education||Blue Coat School, Oldham|
|Alma mater||UCW Aberystwyth, Lincoln Theological College, University of Nottingham|
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