The Archdeacon of Bolton and Salford is the Ven. Dr Rachel Mann.
Rachel has ministered in the diocese for 18 years, serving her curacy at St Matthew's Church, Stretford before taking on the role of Priest-in-Charge and later Rector at the Church of St Nicholas, Burnage. In June 2021, she left St Nicholas Burnage to take on her current role of Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale.
Rachel is a prolific writer of poetry, liturgy, theology and fiction and has been a regular contributor to The Church Times. She is also a regular commentator on BBC radio and television, and can often be heard sharing a Pause For Thought on BBC Radio 2 and Thought for the Day on Radio 4.
Appointed an Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral in 2017, she is Visiting Teaching Fellow in the Manchester Writing School, MMU, and Visiting Scholar in Sarum College. She is a Trustee of Emmanuel Theological College and a member of the Church of England's theological advisory board, the Faith And Order Commission. She is also a member of the General Synod, and Chair of the House of Clergy in Manchester Diocesan Synod.
Rachel can be contacted on 07834 403195