David Sharples

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David Sharples AKC (born 17 March 1958) is the current Archdeacon of Rochdale [1] and former Archdeacon of Salford. [2]

He was educated at King's College London and ordained after a period of study at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield in 1983. [3] After a curacy at St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich he was Vicar of St Anne's, Royton from 1987 to 2002; and Director of Ordinands for the Anglican Diocese of Manchester from 2002. [4]

A keen supporter of Manchester City, he is married with two sons.

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  1. Diocesan web-site
  2. manchester.anglican
  3. Crockfords on-line accessed 18 June 2013 20:38 GMT
  4. ‘Sharples, David John’, 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 18 June 2013