Cyprus Archdeaconry

Welcome to the Archdeaconry of Cyprus

The Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf has a rich history on the island, with diverse and faithful congregations. (There is a selective history of the archdeaconry on our website.)

With 11 different parish churches around the island, the beautiful historic St. Paul’s Cathedral, located in the vibrant capital of Nicosia is the hub of Anglican life in Cyprus.

Whether you are visiting, or planning to move here, we look forward to welcoming you.

The Archdeacon

Ven Christopher Futcher
Archdeacon in Cyprus
Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf

Christopher Futcher was born in 1958 in Bedfordshire and grew up in Surrey. Christopher read theology at Edinburgh University and prepared for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge. He has further theology degrees from Heythrop College and King’s College London, both in the University of London.

He was ordained in 1982 and served curacies in Borehamwood and Stevenage, before becoming Vicar of All Saints’ Pin Green in Stevenage. Later he was Vicar of St Stephen’s St Albans and Rector of St Nicholas’ Harpenden and Diocesan Ecumenical Officer.

After 30 years in St Albans Diocese he moved in 2012 to Devon to be the Archdeacon of Exeter, where he was also for a time the Diocesan Ecumenical Officer. Among many varied responsibilities he was Warden of Readers and had oversight of the diocesan overseas links.

In September 2019 Christopher was collated as Archdeacon in Cyprus and licensed as the parish priest of St Helena’s Larnaca.

He is married to Anne, also a priest and they have two adult children, James and Charlotte.