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1. an Anglican clergyman ranking just below a bishop and having supervisory duties under the bishop
2. a clergyman of similar rank in other Churches



in the hierarchy of the Orthodox Church, a senior deacon, usually the chief deacon of the central cathedral of an eparchy. The archdeacon is a member of the “white,” or non-monastic clergy.

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Archdeacon Jackson said: "It revealed a clear divergence between the membership of General Synod and the overwhelming majority of lay people in the dioceses, where 42 out of 44 diocesan synods had voted in favour of this legislation.
She said: "When I heard they were looking for a new archdeacon in the Llandaff diocese, I thought it was definitely something I could do.
A NEW Archdeacon has been appointed for Coventry and Warwickshire.
The Venerable John Green will take on the role of Archdeacon Pastor of the Diocese of Coventry.
Her experience in such matters would have been a plus, since archdeacons have responsibility for church buildings.
She will become archdeacon from the start of June, giving her last service at Abergele at the end of July.
Archdeacon John Elswood Privett, rector of the parish of Christ Church, Edmonton, was elected bishop of Kootenay on May 28.
It was right over the top and I enjoyed playing the part enormously, " said the Archdeacon.
Now the Archdeacon, besides being with the Savoyards, is a member of Mixed Blessings, formerly The Bishop's Players, nearly all of them clergy, who put on shows for charity and entertain at Christmas and Harvest suppers.
From 1982 to 1988 he served as priest and archdeacon at Fort Nelson, B.
He and his wife, Archdeacon Barbara Liotscos, have six grown children and three grandchildren.
An archdeacon in the diocese of Algoma will face ecclesiastical court after a complaint of sexual misconduct was made against him.