Visitation Papers 2016
Archdeacons are senior clergy within the Diocese and work with the Diocesan Bishop as part of her staff team, taking responsibility for a specific area of the Diocese (the Archdeaconry).
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The Archdeacon of Gloucester
The Venerable Jackie Searle has been in the Diocese of Gloucester since 2012. Her archdeaconry includes the five deaneries of Forest South, Severn Vale, Gloucester City, Stroud and Wotton. In addition to her responsibilities as Archdeacon, Jackie is a Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral which means being part of the clergy team and Chapter.
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Archdeacon of Gloucester’s Secretary
The Archdeacon of Cheltenham
The Venerable Phil Andrew joined the Diocese as Archdeacon of Cheltenham in March 2017. The Archdeacon of Cheltenham has responsibility for the four deaneries on the eastern side of the Diocese covering Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, and the Cotswolds.
Archdeacon of Cheltenham’s Secretary
About our Archdeacons
The Diocese of Gloucester is divided roughly down the middle with the Gloucester Archdeaconry to the west and Cheltenham Archdeaconry to the east. Archdeacons have a wide variety of responsibilities, each contributing towards the healthy mission and ministry of the parishes and worshipping communities within their areas, as well as sharing in the wider strategic life of the Diocese. They support clergy, churchwardens and PCCs in both their spiritual and practical exercise of mission in their local context. Archdeacons work closely with Area Deans and Deanery Lay Chairs and have a particular role during a vacancy (ie when a member of clergy has moved or retired) and in the appointment of clergy.
Jackie was previously the Vicar of St Peter’s, Littleover, Derby where she was also an honorary canon of Derby Cathedral and Rural Dean of Derby South. Prior to that Jackie was on the faculty of Trinity Theological College in Bristol, and had served her curacy in London. Jackie was a teacher before ordination and still enjoys teaching in a variety of contexts; she is a Training Partner with Bridge Builders (training in Conflict Transformation). She is a member of the General Synod of the Church of England, and in the diocese chairs the Diocesan Worship, Prayer and Spirituality Group. She is the Bishop’s advisor for Healthcare Chaplaincies and is Vice Chair of the Safeguarding Board.
Jackie is married to The Revd David Runcorn, Associate DDO and Warden of Readers. They have two sons and live in Gloucester.
Phil spent almost 11 years as Vicar of St Mary’s Church in Reigate, Surrey, where he was also an honorary canon of Southwark Cathedral. Before training for ordained ministry at St John’s College in Nottingham Phil had a career as a Chartered Engineer, working in a number of management roles overseeing design and construction projects particularly in the UK water industry and including several projects in Gloucestershire with Severn Trent Water. Phil is married to Sue, a GP, and has three adult sons. Phil describes himself as being ‘passionate about ‘joining up’ real life and faith and helping people from all backgrounds and of all ages find that the Christian faith is as universally relevant in the 21st Century as it has ever been’.