——–For form of address see archdeacon.
How to Address a Venerable
The Venerable is not an office. Rather, it is a courtesy title used when addressing a high member of the clergy such as an archdeacon. Confirm the office held by the individual, then follow the link to that office at right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones.
—-The Venerable is used when addressing certain members of the clergy in writing following the same pattern as the Reverend.
—-The Venerable is used before a (Full Name) or (Initial[s]) + (Surname). Examples of correct forms include:
——–The Venerable Mark M. Phillips
—-—-The Venerable C. M. Phillips
—-‘The Venerable’ describes an individual: The person is a venerable person. It is not used in front of (to describe) an office:
—-—-Incorrect: The Venerable Archdeacon of St. Paul’s Cathedral
—-—-Correct: The Venerable Mark M. Phillips
—-—-Correct: The Archdeacon of St. Paul’s Cathedral
– Robert Hickey