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Rector Richard Stainer Phone: 01604 857619 Email: Address: The Rectory, 37 High Street, Blisworth
Church Warden Amanda Jane Selvey Phone: 01327 811380

The Archdeaconry of Northampton

The Archdeaconry of Northampton covers the southern part of the diocese, including Brackley, Brixworth, Daventry, Greater Northampton, Towcester and Wellingborough deaneries.

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 the clergy. The Archdeacons are there to ensure that the bishop is aware of the needs and concerns of clergy and people. They induct and install ministers, conduct visitations of parishes, 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 Northampton

The Venerable Richard Ormston is the Archdeacon of Northampton. He was installed in 2014.

“It is a wonderful challenge to have mission and growth as one of the main focuses of my Archdeacon’s role,” says Richard. “God’s love is not just focused on the few who are ploughing their way through weekly worship. He is well ahead of us in mission and invites us to catch up with what he is doing beyond the safety of the church walls.”