Archdeacon of Oxford

The Archdeacon of Oxford is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Diocese of Oxford, England. The office responsibility includes the care of clergy and church buildings within the area of the Archdeaconry of Oxford.

HistoryEdit

The first archdeacon of Oxford is recorded before 1092 – around the time when archdeacons were first appointed across England – in the Diocese of Lincoln. He was one of eight archdeacons appointed by the bishop: Lincoln, Huntingdon, Northampton, Leicester, Buckingham, Bedford and Stow.

In the Henrican Reorganization, the archdeaconry was transferred to the newly-erected Diocese of Oxford in 1546. On 1 March 2014, the Archdeaconry of Oxford was split to create the new Archdeaconry of Dorchester;[1] the Archdeaconry of Oxford now consists solely of the City of Oxford itself, whereas the rest of the county of Oxfordshire is now in the Archdeaconry of Dorchester. The Archdeacon of Oxford continues to be Residentiary Canon of Christ Church and has strategic roles across the Diocese of Oxford as a whole, for example as Interfaith Advisor.

List of archdeaconsEdit

Archdeacons of DorchesterEdit

In 2013 and 2014, the Diocese of Oxford discussed and resolved to undertake some pastoral alterations; the new archdeaconry of Dorchester was created on 1 March 2014.[1] On 19 June 2014, Judy French was collated the first Archdeacon of Dorchester;[20] retired archdeacon Hedley Ringrose was Interim Archdeacon since 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ridgeway Broadsheet, March 2014 (Accessed 24 May 2014)
  2. ^ Leighton-Linslade Past Times – Prebendaries of Leighton Buzzard (Accessed 1 August 2014)
  3. ^ Mentioned in his son's ODNB article: "Palmer, Edwin James". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38837. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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  8. ^ "Witton-Davies, Carlyle". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 1920–2014 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 1 August 2014. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  9. ^ "Weston, Frank Valentine". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 1920–2014 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 1 August 2014. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  10. ^ "Morrison, John Anthony". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 1 August 2014. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  11. ^ Church of England – Profile of Hubbard
  12. ^ "Hubbard, Julian Richard Hawes". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 1 August 2014. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  13. ^ "Ringrose, Hedley Sidney". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2014 (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 21 March 2014. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  14. ^ The Door (Oxford diocesan newspaper) – May 2012, p. 12 (Accessed 1 August 2014)
  15. ^ Oxford Mail – Archdeacon for installation (Accessed 1 August 2014)
  16. ^ Oxford Mail – Canons fired up by Cathedral honour (Accessed 21 March 2014)
  17. ^ Trinity Times, Dec/Jan 2012–13
  18. ^ "Church Times gazette". Church Times. 26 October 2012. p. 28. #7806.
  19. ^ [1] & [2]
  20. ^ Diocese of Oxford – New archdeacon for Dorchester (Accessed 21 March 2014)

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