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(Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop

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The Venerable Peggy Jackson, Archdeacon of Llandaff, who was born and brought up in Loughborough in the Midlands, is Wales' first female archdeacon and is in charge of large parishes in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Archdeacon Jackson said: "It revealed a clear divergence between the membership of General Synod and the overwhelming majority of lay people in the dioceses, where 42 out of 44 diocesan synods had voted in favour of this legislation.
Archdeacon Pastor John Green said: "Archdeacons' ministry is often thought of as enforcing church law for the sake of order.
A NEW Archdeacon has been appointed for Coventry and Warwickshire.
He also said that he would be meeting with Archdeacon Derek Hoskin, currently Calgary's diocesan administrator; Archdeacon Barry Foster, the executive officer, and Stephen Koning, finance director, to discuss a plan for a bishop's commissary, or administration team.
Her experience in such matters would have been a plus, since archdeacons have responsibility for church buildings.
She will become archdeacon from the start of June, giving her last service at Abergele at the end of July.
Archdeacon John Elswood Privett, rector of the parish of Christ Church, Edmonton, was elected bishop of Kootenay on May 28.
He will be one of the region's two archdeacons responsible for half of the Church of England's diocese covering Cheshire and Wirral.
THE Bishop of Chester yesterday welcomed the cathedral's new archdeacon to the diocese.
He has attended special training events with archdeacons and regional deans and attended the College for Bishops at the General Theological Seminary, New York.
Last year he was appointed Archdeacon of Bangor, one of two archdeacons in the diocese.
Criticism of the ACIP position came quickly from the diocese of Keewatin, where the diocesan council includes three aboriginal archdeacons, including Archdeacon Larry Beardy, a member of the team that negotiated the agreement.
Archdeacons Susan De Gruchy and Harry Huskins have been appointed priests-in-charge at the Church of the Epiphany pending the investigation and adjudication.
Although he said he is still trying to understand the diocesan governing structure -- who does what and on what committee they do it -- Bishop Phillips said he is impressed by the communication and consultation he has with the dean and the archdeacons.