Samiksha Jaiswal

Archdeacon of Bradford

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The Archdeacon of Bradford is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Leeds. The archdeaconry was originally created within the now-defunct Diocese of Bradford by Order in Council on 25 February 1921.

As Archdeacon she or he is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy within four area deaneries: Airedale, Bowling & Horton, Calverley and Otley.

Since the creation of the Diocese of Leeds on 20 April 2014, the archdeaconry forms the Bradford episcopal area under the Area Bishop of Bradford.

List of archdeacons

  • 1921–1928: William Stanton Jones
  • 1928–1932: Cecil Wilson (also Provost of Bradford, 1930–1931)
  • 1932–1934: Frederick Ackerley
  • 1934–1953: Sidney Lowe
  • 1953–1957: Kenneth Kay
  • 1957–1965: Hubert Higgs
  • 1965–1977: William Johnston
  • 1977–1984: Frank Sargeant
  • 1984–1999: David Shreeve
  • 1999–2004: Guy Wilkinson
  • 2004–2015: David Lee
  • Alistair Helm (Acting)
  • 17 January 2016–present: Andy Jolley
  • References

    Archdeacon of Bradford Wikipedia

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