Roy Southwell was the first Archdeacon of Northolt from 1970 to 1980.
Born in Sudbury on 3 December 1914, he was educated at Sudbury Grammar School and King"s College London.
After curacies in Wigan and Kennington he held incumbencies at Ixworth (1948), Bury Street Edmunds (1951) and Bucklesham (1956) before becoming the Diocese of Street Edmundsbury and Ipswich’s Director of Education, a post he held from 1959 to 1967. He was Vicar of Hendon from then until his Archdeacon’s appointment. He died on 23 July 2011.