New Archdeacon of Canterbury Named

New Archdeacon of Canterbury Named

The next Archdeacon of Canterbury has been named by the Archbishop.

The Revd Dr William Adam has been named as the next Archdeacon of Canterbury and Residentiary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. He is currently the Deputy General Secretary of the Anglican Communion and Director of the Department for Unity, Faith and Order.

Will said: “It’s a great honour and pleasure to be invited to take up this role. Canterbury is a place very close to my heart – as it has been for pilgrims from around the world for centuries. I’m excited by the opportunities for mission and ministry in Canterbury Diocese and the Cathedral as they work towards building a flourishing and sustainable future for their communities. I have spent almost all my ministry serving in parishes and can’t wait to get to know the parishes, churches and communities of the Archdeaconry as we work together in God’s service.”

The Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis remarked on the news, “I am delighted by Will’s appointment as Archdeacon of Canterbury and Residentiary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. I know that the whole Cathedral community is looking forward to welcoming him and his family here later in the year.”

Will’s current post involves responsibility for the ecumenical and theological work of the Anglican Communion across the world, as well as playing a key role in the ministry of the Anglican Communion Office.