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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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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.
Wales' first female archdeacon Peggy Jackson PICTURE: Peter Bolter (c)
The Venerable John Green will take on the role of Archdeacon Pastor of the Diocese of Coventry.
But when Bishop Christopher Cocksworth was appointed in 2008 he decided to change the roles to Archdeacon Missioner - which was created in 2010 - and Archdeacon Pastor.
Why did she think the Bishop had asked her to become Archdeacon of Wrexham?
Rev Griffiths will, furthermore, be based in a fairly remote outpost as archdeacon, in the rectory at Llandegla.
Rev Donald Allister was installed as the new Archdeacon of Chester in a ceremony last night in Chester Cathedral.
Rt Rev Dr Peter Foster said: ``I am delighted that we have found such a talented, sensitive and highly respected clergyman to be the next Archdeacon of Chester.
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.
It was right over the top and I enjoyed playing the part enormously, " said the Archdeacon.
An archdeacon in the diocese of Algoma will face ecclesiastical court after a complaint of sexual misconduct was made against him.