Samiksha Jaiswal

Archdeacon of Doncaster

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The Archdeacon of Doncaster is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Sheffield, responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy within the six area deaneries: Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster, Snaith & Hatfield, Tankersley, Wath and West Doncaster.



The archdeaconry of Doncaster was created in the Diocese of York from parts of the York and Sheffield archdeaconries on 18 February 1913 and transferred to the Diocese of Sheffield upon her creation on 23 January 1914. The post is currently held by Steve Wilcockson.

List of archdeacons

  • 1913–1941 (ret.): Folliott Sandford (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • The archdeaconry has been in Sheffield diocese since 23 January 1914.
  • 1941–1947 (res.): Robert Stannard (afterwards Bishop of Woolwich, 1947)
  • 1947–1954 (res.): John Brewis
  • 1955–1959 (res.): John Nicholson
  • 1959–1967 (res.): Peter Bostock
  • 1967–1979 (ret.): Evan Rogers (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1979–1985 (res.): Ian Harland (afterwards Bishop of Lancaster, 1985)
  • 1985–1994 (ret.): Desmond Carnelley (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1994–2001 (ret.): Bernard Holdridge
  • 2001–2011 (ret.): Bob Fitzharris (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 2012–present: Steve Wilcockson
  • References

    Archdeacon of Doncaster Wikipedia

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