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Archdeacon of Plymouth

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The Archdeacon of Plymouth is a senior clergy position in the Church of England Diocese of Exeter and is responsible for the supervision of the clergy within the five rural deaneries: Ivybridge, Plymouth Moorside, Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Sutton and Tavistock.

The archdeaconry was created by an Order-in-Council splitting the Archdeaconry of Totnes on 22 March 1918. The current archdeacon is Ian Chandler.

List of archdeacons

  • 1918–1920 (res.): Arthur Perowne
  • 1921–28 April 1928 (d.): Ernest Newman
  • 1928–1950 (ret.): Whitfield Daukes (also Bishop suffragan of Plymouth from 1934)
  • 1950–1962 (ret.): Norman Clarke, Bishop suffragan of Plymouth
  • 1962–1978 (res.): Frederick Matthews (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
  • 1978–1982 (res.): Kenneth Newing (became Bishop suffragan of Plymouth)
  • 1982–2000 (ret.): Robin Ellis
  • 2001–2010 (ret.): Tony Wilds
  • 2010–present: Ian Chandler
  • References

    Archdeacon of Plymouth Wikipedia

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