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Sunday, 4 October 2009

The Venerable Jonathan Boardman: New Archdeacon of Italy and Malta

Jonathan Boardman, the chaplain of All Saints Rome, has been made Archdeacon of Italy and Malta. Bishop Geoffrey “collated” him to this office during the Archdeaconry Synod meeting in Assisi last week.

Archdeacon Boardman is one of the two clergy representatives of the diocese on General Synod. He is a well known figure beyond Rome as he is a frequent contributor to the Church Times. He is also the author of an informative guide to the Eternal City entitled Rome, a Literary and Cultural Companion, and lectures frequently at the Anglican Centre in Rome, the home of the Anglican Communion's permanent diplomatic relations with the Holy See, and a centre for education, hospitaliy, research and ecumenical relations with the Roman Catholic Church.

Archdeacon Boardman is already well acquainted with his Archdeaconry. He is the senior priest in terms of years of service in Italy having served at All Saints Rome since 1999. He has also held the position of Area Dean during recent years when the Archdeacon was based in Switzerland. The Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta now returns to having its own Archdeacon resident within the territory. There are presently 27 Church of England congregations in Italy and Malta.

The website of All Saints Rome is here. The official diocesan announcement is here.


  1. I have had the pleasure to know rev jonathan
    in Rome . He is a very pleasant person and very open. He will sure listen if you have a special problem or a trouble.

  2. i am a cameroonian refugee in rome, i am very pleased with the support i have got from church england in rome , my thankfulness goes to father jonathan .b and his team in the meantime i wish them the best for the new starting year 2013.god bless.