The Archdeacon of Leeds, previously Archdeacon of Ripon, is a senior ecclesiastical officer within the Diocese of Leeds. As such he or she is responsible for the disciplinary supervision of the clergy within the four deaneries (Allerton, Armley, Headingley and Whitkirk) making up the archdeaconry of Leeds.〔"ABCD: a basic church dictionary" Meakin, T: Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2001 ISBN 978-1-85311-420-5〕 Until 2014, the post was in the Diocese of Ripon.
Since the creation of the Diocese of Leeds on 20 April 2014 (approved by the General Synod on 8 July 2013)〔(The Church of England – Synod approves new Diocese of Leeds for West Yorkshire and The Dales )〕 the archdeaconry forms the Leeds episcopal area.〔(Moving towards a new diocese for West Yorkshire and the Dales ) (Accessed 9 July 2013)〕 The post of Archdeacon is currently held by The Ven Paul Hooper.
==List of archdeacons==
:''The archdeaconry was founded as the Archdeaconry of Ripon on 31 August 1894.''
*1895–1905 (ret.): Arthur Waugh
*December 1905–1934 (d.): Lucius Smith, Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough
:''The archdeaconry was renamed the Archdeaconry of Leeds on 15 March 1921.''
*1934–1937 (res.): Paul de Labilliere, Bishop suffragan of Knaresborough
*1937–1940 (res.): Donald Bartlett
*1940–1950 (res.): Lovell Clarke〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Rev. Herbert Lovell Clarke – Rector of Barwick )〕
*1950–1969 (ret.): Charles Ellison (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
*1969–1981 (ret.): Alfred Page (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
*1982–1992 (ret.): Tony Comber (afterwards archdeacon emeritus)
*1992–2005 (ret.): John Oliver
*2005–2012 (res.): Peter Burrows
*2012–present: Paul Hooper
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