The Diocese is split into a number of geographical areas to help parishes and priests. Archdeacons assist bishops, and each is responsible for an area known as an Archdeaconry. There are four in Lichfield Diocese.
The Venerable Paul Thomas, Archdeacon of Salop
Office: 01902 372622
The Archdeaconry of Salop, covers the same ground as the Shrewsbury Episcopal Area (overseen by the Bishop of Shrewsbury). For historic reasons, Shropshire is overseen by the Dioceses of Lichfield (in the north) and Hereford (the south). The boundary roughly falls on a north-west to south-east line from Llanyblodwel on the Welsh border to Badger on the Staffordshire border, including Shrewsbury and most of Telford.
The Revd Jo Farnworth, Associate Archdeacon of Salop
In addition to her primary ministry as Team Rector of Central Telford, Jo also serves as Associate Archdeacon of Salop.
PA to Archdeacon of Salop
Phone: 01902 372622
The Venerable Dr Megan Smith, Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent
Office: 01782 663066
Mobile: 07494 014626
The Archdeaconry of Stoke-upon-Trent covers the majority of the historic county of Staffordshire by area including major industrial areas of the city of Stoke and neighbouring Newcastle-under-Lyme, the county town of Stafford, and brewing town of Burton-upon-Trent. It also includes the large and sparsely populated Staffordshire Moorlands.
Revd Preb Terry Bloor
Associate Archdeacon of Stoke-Upon-Trent
In addition to his primary ministry as Interim Minister in the Stafford Area, Terry also serves as Associate Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.
Phone: 01782 663066
(Please contact the Archdeacon's office in the first instance with Archdeaconry-related enquiries).
Revd Lucinda Wray-Wear
PA to Archdeacon of Stoke-Upon-Trent
Phone: 01782 663066
The Venerable Dr Susan Weller, Archdeacon of Lichfield
Mobile: 07583 119740
Taking in the middle swathe of Staffordshire, the Archdeaconry of Lichfield includes the ancient capital of Mercia - Tamworth - and the string of former mining towns from Cannock to Brownhills as well as the cathedral city of Lichfield itself.
PA to Archdeacon of Lichfield
Phone: 01543 306145
The Venerable Julian Francis, Archdeacon of Walsall
|Covering the large portion of the Black Country that is within Lichfield Diocesem, the Walsall Archdeaconry includes all of Wolverhampton, Walsall and surrounding areas.
PA to Archdeacon of Walsall
Office: 01543 306227