Mina Smallman

Wilhelmina Tokcumboh "Mina" Smallman (born 29 October 1956) is a British Anglican priest and former school teacher. Since September 2013, she has served as the Archdeacon of Southend in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Early life and education

Smallman was born on 29 October 1956.[1][2] She was educated at the Central School of Speech and Drama and Middlesex University.


Ordained ministry

She was ordained deacon in 2006 and priest in 2008. After curacies in Harrow and Stanmore she was vicar of Barking[3] from 2010 until her Archdeacon’s appointment.[4]

In June 2013, it was announced that Smallman would be the next Archdeacon of Southend.[5] On 16 September 2013, she was installed as archdeacon during at a service at Chelmsford Cathedral.[6]


  1. Smallman, Wilhelmina T. Who's Who. 2016 (November 2015 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. "WT Smallman". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 30 November 2015. (subscription required)
  3. Barking & Dagenham Post
  4. Diocese of Chelmsford website
  5. Daily Telegraph, 8 June 2013, p.26, "Senior Clergy Appointments"
  6. "Church appoints first woman Archdeacon of Southend". Echo Newspapers. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
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