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Bishop Mark has the Episcopal brief for issues concerning church and society: e.g. urban and interfaith matters, etc., and education (including chairing the Board of Education). He covers Anglican chaplaincy aspects of healthcare and is the main Episcopal link with Namibia.
Bishop Mark has immediate Episcopal concern for the Archdeaconries of Manchester and Rochdale.
Mark Davies was Archdeacon of Rochdale before his appointment as the Bishop of Middleton in March 2008.
He was curate in St Mary, Barnsley, then Priest in Charge of St Paul’s, Barnsley. He was Rector of Hemsworth, and has been a Diocesan Vocations Advisor and Assistant Director of Ordinands. He was Rural Dean of Pontefract, and made an honorary canon of Wakefield Cathedral in 2002. He joined Manchester Diocese as Archdeacon of Rochdale in 2006.