Nicola Sullivan

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Nicola Sullivan
Dean of Southwell
Diocese Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
In office2016–present
Predecessor John Guille
Other post(s)Bishop’s chaplain (2002–2007) and Sub-Dean of Wells Cathedral (2003–2007)
Archdeacon of Wells (2007–2016)
Orders
Ordination1995
Personal details
Born (1958-08-15) 15 August 1958 (age 63) [1]
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Wycliffe Hall, Oxford [1]

Nicola Ann Sullivan (born 15 August 1958) is a British Church of England priest. She is the current Dean of Southwell and previously Archdeacon of Wells

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Early life and education

Sullivan was brought up in Suffolk. [1] She qualified as a nurse in 1981 and a midwife in 1984, after which she worked both in the United Kingdom and, with Tearfund, in Swaziland and Ethiopia. [2] [3]

Ordained ministry

She was ordained in 1995 and her clerical career began with a curacy at St Anne's Church in Earlham near Norwich. [1] In 1999 she took up the post of associate vicar at Bath Abbey and became chaplain to the Bishop of Bath and Wells in 2002. [4] She was made Sub-Dean of Wells Cathedral in 2003. [2]

Sullivan was appointed Archdeacon of Wells and a Canon Residentiary of Wells Cathedral in 2007. The role of archdeacon involves oversight of 200 parishes in the eastern half of the county of Somerset. [4] [5]

In 2013, Sullivan was elected as one of eight senior women clergy, called "regional representatives", to attend meetings of the House of Bishops, one of the three chambers of the General Synod of the Church of England, the church's legislature. [6] As regional representative for the south-west of England (comprising the dioceses of Truro, Salisbury, Bath & Wells, Gloucester, Bristol and Exeter), she will attend meetings of the house in a speaking, but non-voting, capacity until such time as six women sit as full members of the house. [2]

On 4 April 2016, it was announced that Sullivan was to become Dean of Southwell [7] from her installation there on 17 September 2016. [8]

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References

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  5. "Online Directory". Diocese of Bath and Wells. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  6. "Final list of female representatives to House of Bishops". Church of England. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  7. Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham — New Dean of Southwell announced (Accessed 4 April 2016)
  8. Diocese of Bath & Wells — Farewell service for Archdeacon Nicola (Accessed 30 June 2016)
Church of England titles
Preceded by Archdeacon of Wells
2007–2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by Dean of Southwell
2016–present
Incumbent