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Archdeacon of Ipswich

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The Archdeacon of Ipswich is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. As such he or she is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy within its territory.

A few very early Archdeacons of Suffolk were called "Archdeacon of Ipswich". (These are listed at that article.)

The archdeaconry was created from the archdeaconries of Suffolk and of Sudbury by Order-in-Council on 22 December 1931. The post has been deliberately left vacant pending a pastoral scheme to dissolve the archdeaconry and divide its territory between Sudbury and Suffolk archdeaconries. The scheme cannot go forward until the next diocesan bishop is in post, but the area has been under the care of the remaining two archdeacons since 2005.

List of archdeacons

  • 1932–1945 (ret.): Eric Buckley (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1946–1963 (ret.): Thomas Browne (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1963–1976 (ret.): Charles Hooper (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1976–1986 (res.): Jeremy Walsh (afterwards Bishop suffragan of Tewkesbury)
  • 1987 – January 2005 (ret.): Terry Gibson (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • The post has been left vacant since 2005.


    Archdeacon of Ipswich Wikipedia

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