City Archdeacon ‘humbled’ after synod election

The Venerable Michael Everitt.
The Venerable Michael Everitt.

A top Lancaster clergyman has been given a new role.

The Diocese of Blackburn has elected the Venerable Michael Everitt, who is the Archdeacon of Lancaster, as one of its representatives in the House of Clergy of the General Synod.

The 45-year-old has been the city’s Archdeacon since 2011.

Most recently he was Rector in St Wilfrid’s in Standish, near Wigan.

He was in post from 2002 until his move to Lancashire.

Prior to this, he was Area Dean of the Chorley Deanery area from 2004 – 2011.

The Archdeacon said: “I am humbled that so many clergy have put their trust in me to serve them on General Synod.”

The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England.

It came into being in 1970 under the Synodical Government Measure 1969.

It replaced an earlier body known as the Church Assembly.

Among its many roles are regulating the Church of England’s relations with other churches and to make provisions for matters relating to worship and doctrine.