The Archdeacon of Chester- The Venerable Dr Michael Gilbertson
Michael Gilbertson was born and brought up in the Stockport area, and educated at Stockport Grammar School and New College Oxford, where he read Modern History. On leaving university, MIke spent nine years as a civil servant in London, in what was then the Department of Trade and Industry, working in a variety of areas of industrial and trade policy, including as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State. He trained for the ordained ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham, where he also completed his doctoral research on God and history in the Book of Revelation and in twentieth-century theology.
After ordination, Mike served as a curate in Southwark diocese, before moving back to Durham diocese, where he served for ten years as the Vicar of Stranton, a parish in inner urban Hartlepool, and was Area Dean of Hartlepool for most of that period. He is married to Jenny, a solicitor, and they have two sons, Matthew and Duncan. Mike is a keen jazz pianist who enjoys listening to music, watching sport and cooking.
Address: Chester Diocesan Board of Finance, Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Warrington WA4 4GE.
TEL: 01928 718834 Ext 253 (Mobile 07921 040 154) firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Archdeacon Mike on Twitter: @mike_gilbertson
The Archdeacon of Macclesfield - The Venerable Ian Bishop
Ian became the Archdeacon of Macclesfield in January 2011. He is a Westcountryman and was born and brought up in Devizes and worked as a chartered surveyor before ordination. He is married to Sue, a personnel manager, and they have three sons together, Joe, Dan and Will. Ian was ordained as a deacon in 1991 and priested the following year. He was Rector of Middlewich and Byley and Rural Dean of Middlewich before being appointed Archdeacon. His leisure time is spent enjoying theatre, cinema, cricket, golf and amateur dramatics.
Address: Chester Diocesan Board of Finance, Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park,
Daresbury, Warrington WA4 4GE.
TEL: 01928 718834 Ext 234 (Mobile 07715 102 519) email@example.com
Follow Archdeacon Ian on Twitter: @VenBish
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