Diocese of Manchester

    Archdeacon / Assistant Archdeacon Appointments

    Following the appointment of the former Archdeacon of Rochdale, the Ven Cherry Vann, as Bishop Monmouth in November 2019, the new Archdeaconry arrangements will formally come into effect from 1 July 2020:

    • The Ven David Sharples has been appointed Archdeacon of Rochdale.
    • The Ven Jean Burgess has been appointed Archdeacon of Salford in addition to her current post of Archdeacon of Bolton.

    The Ven Karen Lund will continue in her current post as Archdeacon of Manchester.

    2020-2021 will be a year of transition and change for the diocese as we deal with the issues presented by the pandemic and our underlying financial challenges.

    In order to provide additional capacity during this period, the Revd Canon Karen Smeeton will continue as Assistant Archdeacon of Rochdale until 31 May 2021. In addition, the Revd Helen Scanlan has been appointed Assistant Archdeacon of Manchester and the Revd Simon Cook has been appointed Assistant Archdeacon of Bolton, both also until 31 May 2021.

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90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

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