The role of an archdeacon is an ancient one, dating back to around the 11th century. The office has often been described as 'oculus episcopi'; literally meaning, the bishop's eye.
The archdeacon is responsible for an administrative section of the diocese (as delegated by the diocesan bishop), the well-being of the clergy and clergy families of the diocese, implementation of diocesan policy and the church buildings in their archdeaconry.
The Ven. Gavin Kirk The Ven. Dr J Allain Chapman The Ven. Mark Steadman
Archdeacon of Lincoln Archdeacon of Boston Archdeacon of Stow & Lindsey
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