The diocese is seperated into two Archdeaconries: Doncaster; and Sheffield & Rotherham. The Archdeacons serve the church within the diocese by taking particular responsibility for buildings, including church buildings, the welfare of clergy and their families and the implementation of diocesan policy for the sake of the Gospel within an archdeaconry.
Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham - The Venerable Malcolm Chamberlain
Malcolm started his role at the Diocese in February 2014. He was ordained in 1996 and served his curacy in Walsall in the Diocese of Lichfield, an urban parish with significant deprivation. He moved to Liverpool in 1999 to be Associate Anglican Chaplain to the University of Liverpool and also curate of St Matthew and St James, Mossley Hill, a large suburban church where he led the planting of a new missional student congregation. In 2002, Malcolm was appointed Anglican Chaplain to the University of Liverpool (half time) and also the Liverpool Diocesan Emerging Church Consultant working as part of the Church Growth and Ecumenism Team. Since moving to St Mary's Wavertree, another urban parish in an area of multiple deprivation, Malcolm has carried Deanery responsibility for Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church.
Malcolm holds a degree in Economics and Education from York University, a B Th in Theology and Ministry from the University of Oxford and an M Phil in Pastoral Theology from Liverpool Hope University. He trained for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Malcolm has a long term interest and connection with the Church in Pakistan. He is widely involved in the local community in Wavertree and the life of the Diocese, serving on the Bishops Council. He was made an honorary canon of Liverpool Cathedral in 2012.
Malcolm is married to Jo and they have two children, Thomas and Jessica. He is a keen Leicester City supporter. Malcolm was collated as the new Archdeacon on 19 January 2014 at Sheffield Cathedral.
Archdeacon of Doncaster - The Venerable Steve Wilcockson
Steve was installed as Archdeacon of Doncaster on 25 January 2012 in Sheffield Cathedral. He has university degrees in Law and French, as well as in Theology, from Nottingham and Oxford. He trained for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He has long experience of parish ministry in a wide variety of contexts. Throughout his thirty-five years of ministry, Steve has been particularly active in evangelism, mission and leadership training.
He served as Curate in both Bradford and Southwark dioceses. His first parish as vicar was an inner urban area of Merseyside. He then moved to a large parish of housing estates in Chester. Both these parishes experienced significant growth under his leadership. He served as vicar of one of the biggest suburban churches in Greater London for 14 years and, for seven years, was Rural Dean of Epsom. He returned to the Chester Diocese in 2009 before leaving in 2011 to take up his present post.
For several years he trained clergy and church planters in N. India and E. Africa. He has been active in the global mission of the Church, having preached in every continent (except Antarctica!). He is a Church Pastoral Aid Society Council Member and, for many years, was a Trustee of the South American Mission Society.
Steve is married to Heather, a Health Visitor, and they have two grown up children – Paul and Debbie – and two grandchildren. He lists among his interests history, leadership, football and rugby union (just watching these days, and he promises to get into rugby league!). He is a regular at his local gym. On days off, Steve and Heather can often be seen in the company of their dog.