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Archdeacon of Oakham

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The Archdeacon of Oakham is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Anglican Diocese of Peterborough. As such he or she is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy within its six rural deaneries: Corby, Higham, Kettering, Oundle, Peterborough and Rutland.

The archdeaconry was created by splitting the Archdeaconry of Northampton on 29 June 1875; the archdeaconry has remained part of Peterborough diocese since its creation. The current incumbent is Gordon Steele.

List of archdeacons

  • 1875–1879 (res.): Lord Alwyne Compton (became Dean of Worcester)
  • 1880–18 September 1906 (d.): Prideaux Lightfoot
  • 1906–1918 (res.): Edward Moore
  • 1918–1923 (res.): Walter Whittingham (became Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich)
  • 1924–1934 (res.): Arthur Greaves (became Sub-Dean of Lincoln)
  • 1934–1936 (res.): Frank Partridge (became Bishop of Portsmouth)
  • 1936–1945 (ret.): Norman Lang
  • 1946–1966 (ret.): Norman Millard (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1967–1977 (ret.): Frank Towndrow (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1977–1999 (ret.): Bernard Fernyhough (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 2000–2011 (ret.): David Painter (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 25 February 2012–present: Gordon Steele
  • References

    Archdeacon of Oakham Wikipedia


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