Archdeacon of Westminster

The Archdeacon of Westminster is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Chapter of the Royal Peculiar of Westminster Abbey in London. The holder of the post oversees relationships with the twenty-four parishes of which the Dean and Chapter are patrons, and is responsible for the pastoral care of the staff and volunteers of the Abbey.[1]

The post is currently held by David Stanton, Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer of the Abbey, who took up the position in 2018. The role of archdeacon has previously been held together with other chapter roles, including Canon Steward, Speaker's Chaplain and Canon Theologian.

List of archdeacons

Richard Widmore lists the following as Archdeacons of Westminster, acknowledging the incompleteness of the list:[2]

  • Richard Crokesley (elected abbot 1246)
  • Thomas (1258)
  • A. de Wycomb (1277–1288)
  • Roger Bures (before 1293)
  • William de Huntyngdon (1292)
  • Alexander de Pershore (1312)
  • Robert (1324–1327)
  • William de Ipswich (1360–1370)
  • Thomas Pyk (1372–1373)
  • William de Colchester (1382, elected abbot 1386)
  • John Stowe (1388)
  • John Burwell (1391–1394)
  • William Agmondesham (1414)
  • William Wycombe (1467)
  • William Borogh (1498–1500)
  • Andrew Perne (1554)
  • John Hardyman (1560, deprived)
  • William Latymer (1561–1572)
  • Richard Reve (1573–1580)
  • Richard Hakluyt (1603–1604)
  • Christopher Sutton[3] (1609–1617)
  • Gabriel Grante (1617–1630)
  • Thomas Mountford (1631)

At Widmore's time of writing (1751), the present archdeacon was Scawen Kenrick.[2]

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