Archdeacon of Lynn
The Venerable Ian Bentley
Archdeacon Ian was collated and installed as Archdeacon of Lynn on Sunday 9 September 2018 in Norwich Cathedral.
Born in Southend, Essex, Ian had a teaching career spanning 15 years with two Deputy Headships, first in Stanford, then at a Service School in Germany, where both his children were born.
He trained at Cranmer Hall, St John’s, Durham, and was ordained in 1995. He has served for the whole of his ministry in the Diocese of Norwich. Beginning as a curate in Mattishall, he moved to the Earsham group of parishes in South Norfolk in 1998 prior to becoming the Vicar of Oulton Broad in 2006. In 2017 he became the Interim Vicar of St Peter Mancroft. He is also Chapter Canon of Norwich Cathedral.