Rick Simpson (priest)

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Richard Lee "Rick" Simpson (born 5 July 1966) [1] is a British Anglican priest. He has been the Archdeacon of Auckland in the Diocese of Durham since 2018. [2]

The archdeaconry of Auckland is a post in the Church of England Diocese of Durham. It was created from the Archdeaconry of Durham by Order-in-Council on 23 May 1882, when the Diocese of Newcastle was created from Durham's other two archdeaconries.

Diocese of Durham Church of England diocese

The Diocese of Durham is a Church of England diocese, based in Durham, and covering the historic County Durham. It was created in AD 635 as the Diocese of Lindisfarne. The cathedral is Durham Cathedral and the bishop is the Bishop of Durham who used to live at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, and still has his office there. The diocese's administrative centre, the Diocesan Office, is located at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge just outside Durham City. This was opened in 2015.

Simpson was educated at Keble College, Oxford and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He was ordained deacon in 1993, and priest in 1994. He was a curate in Heaton, Newcastle until 1997. [3] He was Priest in charge of Holy Trinity, Jesmond from 1997 to 2006; and then of St Brandon, Brancepeth from 2006. He was announced as the next Archdeacon of Auckland in October 2017. [4] He was installed as archdeacon during a service at Durham Cathedral on 11 February 2018. [2]

Keble College, Oxford college of the University of Oxford

Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its main buildings are on Parks Road, opposite the University Museum and the University Parks. The college is bordered to the north by Keble Road, to the south by Museum Road, and to the west by Blackhall Road.

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford church of England theological college of the University of Oxford

Wycliffe Hall is a Church of England theological college and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The college is named after John Wycliffe, who was master of Balliol College, Oxford in the 14th century.

Deacon ministry in the Christian Church

A deacon is a member of the diaconate, an office in Christian churches that is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. Major Christian churches, such as the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican church, view the diaconate as part of the clerical state.

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References

  1. "Simpson, Richard Lee". Who's Who . ukwhoswho.com. 2019 (1 December 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 6 January 2019.(subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. 1 2 "Installation of Rick Simpson as Archdeacon of Auckland". Durham Cathedral. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. "Richard Lee Simpson" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. "New Archdeacon of Auckland Announced". Durham Diocese. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2018.