Archdeacons share in the mission of the Church, exercising their ministry in close collaboration with the Bishop, and play a significant role in the appointment, oversight, pastoral care and discipline of clergy.

The Archdeacons ensure that the Bishop is aware of the needs and concerns of the clergy and people. They induct and install ministers, conduct visitations of parishes, admit and care for churchwardens and act as a bridge between parish and diocese in matters concerning church buildings and faculties, pastoral reorganisation and parsonages.

The Archdeacon of Oakham has the oversight of the six Deaneries in the north of the Diocese. The Archdeacon of Northampton has the oversight of the six Deaneries in the south of the Diocese. To find out more about the Deaneries please click here.

The Archdeacons And Team

L-R The Ven Richard Ormston; Chel Cullen; The Ven Alison Booker

  Further Information


Open book on a desk


A series of documents and links relating to the work of a Churchwarden.

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Spring flowers in a churchyard


A link to the Diocesan Registry with useful information for those with churchyards open for burial.

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Inside a church building, facing the alter

Church Buildings

Useful information for those charged with the care of church buildings.

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Contact the Team

PA to the Archdeacons of Northampton & Oakham

Chel Cullen

01733 887019

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