Christopher Unwin

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Christopher Philip Unwin (27 September 1917; 21 December 2004) was the Archdeacon of Northumberland from 1963 [1] to 1982. [2]

The Archdeacon of Northumberland is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Newcastle. As such she or he is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy within the geographical area of the archdeaconry.

Unwin was educated at Repton School; Magdalene College, Cambridge; and Queen's Theological College, Birmingham. [3] He was ordained deacon in 1940, and priest in 1941. He served curacies in Benwell and Sugley; [4] and incumbencies in Horton and Benwell. [5]

Repton School Independent, day and boarding school in Derby, Derbyshire, England

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Magdalene College, Cambridge constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England

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The Queens Foundation

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  1. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, 12 June 1963; pg. 15; Issue 55725
  2. Church news. The Times (London, England), Saturday, 28 August 1982; pg. 10; Issue 61323
  3. ‘UNWIN, Rev. Canon Christopher Philip’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 13 November 2017
  4. Geograph
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory1963–64 p. 1240 Oxford, OUP, 1947
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ian White-Thomson
Archdeacon of Northumberland
Succeeded by
William Jordison Thomas