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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
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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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In 2015, Edward's first pilgrimage took him through the much smaller archdeaconry of St.
(121.) Depending upon wealth and status, the probate documents of testators from Brightwalton prior to 1858 were proved in a series of ecclesiastical courts, from the Archdeaconry of Berkshire (the local Archdeacon's Court), through the Consistory Court of Sarum (the Bishop's Court), to the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (the Archbishop's Court).
The Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory, said: "Bob Jackson has inspired, counselled and encouraged the mission of churches of all traditions and shown great pastoral sensitivity in his care for the clergy and congregations of his Archdeaconry.
(97) Archidiaconal articles for the Archdeaconry of Lewes in the same diocese as late as 1785 even reverted to the formulation "Are there any of your parish who under the pretence of liberty of conscience neglect all public worship of God?" (98)
The diocese of Chartres was to experience a number of stole disputes involving pastoral visitations, and in response to the archdeacon of Pinserais, the complainant in an action against members of his archdeaconry, his clergy referred to the Amiens case as an authority to be followed in their factum or formal legal brief: (28) "And the court will no doubt remember the famous judgment it gave on December 30, 1669, between Mgr.
Broaching court records from consistory courts, quarter sessions, assizes, archdeaconry courts, and Bridewell records, she is also unafraid of printed works, using medical texts and household manuals as comparators.
Elvey, ed., The Courts of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham 1483-1523 (Buckinghamshire Record Society, no.
Swanson, "Contributions from Parishes in the Archdeaconry of Norfolk to the Shrine of St.
The proceedings of the court of archdeaconry of Essex, for instance, record on 18 January 1631, the case one John Strutt, who together with Joseph Bridge Joane Goodman and Amye Thorpe singlemen and singlewomen, departed out of the church in the tyme of the sermon in the forenoone of that Sundaye, [and] went to the alehouse or taverne ....
Scott had been appointed to the newly established Church of England Archdeaconry in 1824 and in 1836 his successor, W.
In Alexandra Walsham's opinion, Catholics who were prepared to attend church but not to receive communion `may have been just as common at the end of Elizabeth's reign' as at the beginning.(13) In 1593, for example, the Oxford archdeaconry court heard that William Lenthall of Wilcote had `heretofore absented himself from church, but he hath reformed himself thereof, but for the receiving of the Communion he is not yet satisfied in his conscience'.(14) In at least some areas the problem was exacerbated by inefficiency in presenting or detecting non-communicants: as late as 1619, an Essex man was presented to the London consistory court for not coming to church or receiving communion `theis 20 yeares & upwardes'.(15)