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The Venerable Hugh Kyle McCurdy (9 March 1958 [1] ) is a priest in the Church of England and the current Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech [2]

Church of England Anglican state church of England

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.

An archdeacon is a senior clergy position in the Syriac Orthodox Church, Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, St Thomas Christians, Eastern Orthodox churches and some other Christian denominations, above that of most clergy and below a bishop. In the High Middle Ages it was the most senior diocesan position below a bishop in the Catholic Church. An archdeacon is often responsible for administration within an archdeaconry, which is the principal subdivision of the diocese. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church has defined an archdeacon as "A cleric having a defined administrative authority delegated to him by the bishop in the whole or part of the diocese." The office has often been described metaphorically as that of oculus episcopi, the "bishop's eye".

Huntingdon market town in Cambridgeshire, England

Huntingdon is a market town in Cambridgeshire, England. The town was chartered by King John in 1205. Having been the traditional county town of Huntingdonshire, it is now the seat of the Huntingdonshire district council. It is well known as the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell, who was born in 1599 and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the town in the 17th century. The former Conservative Prime Minister (1990–1997) John Major served as the MP for Huntingdon from 1979 until his retirement in 2001.

McCurdy was educated at Portsmouth Polytechnic and the University of Wales. He was ordained after a period of study at Trinity College, Bristol in 1986. He became a curate at St John’s, Egham and then St John’s, Woking. [3] After this he became the Vicar of St Andrew’s, Histon. In 1994 he was became Rural Dean of Stowe and in 1998 also Priest-in-Charge of Impington. in 32004 he was made Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral. He was appointed Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech in 2005.ref name="Ely diocese" />

University of Wales Confederal university based in Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Trinity College, Bristol

Trinity College, Bristol is an evangelical Anglican theological college located in Stoke Bishop, Bristol, England. It offers a range of full-time and part-time taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are validated by the University of Durham through the Common Awards Scheme, though the college sets its own curriculum. Many of its students are training for ordination in the Church of England; and hence there is a strong vocational aspect to the courses it provides. It also has students of other Christian denominations, as well as students who are intending to serve within various forms of lay ministry. The college also has a significant number of students studying for research degrees at masters and doctoral levels. All of Trinity's postgraduate research courses are validated by the University of Aberdeen.

Egham town in the borough of Runnymede in Surrey, England

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In 2010 he was elected to the General Synod. [4]

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  1. Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN   978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. Diocesan web site Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN   0-7151-8088-6
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Beer
Archdeacon of Huntingdon
Succeeded by
Current incumbent