Vicar General of Sodor and Man

Vicar General of Sodor and Man

The Vicar General of the Diocese of Sodor and Man is an ecclesiastical law officer appointed by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. The office is an ancient one and the holder is chancellor, vicar general and official principal in the diocese. As chancellor the Vicar General presides in the ecclesiastical courts. The diocese of Sodor and Man is unique among the dioceses of the Church of England in retaining its Chapter Court as well as the Consistory Court. Until 1919 the Vicar General was a member of the Legislative Council and as such had a seat and vote in Tynwald.

Vicars General

*Clare Faulds, 1996-PresentPeter William Stanley Farrant, ? - 1995
*Ramsey Gelling Johnson, 1931-?
*Cyril Hughes-Games, 1906-1931
*Charles Thomas Cheslyn Callow, 1903-1905
*Samuel Harris, 1884-?
*Benjamin Philpot, 1828-1832

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