Dean of Exeter

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Exeter Cathedral

The Dean of Exeter is the head of the Chapter of Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter, England.[1] The chapter was established by Bishop William Briwere (1224-44) who set up the offices of Dean and chancellor of Exeter Cathedral, allowing the chapter to elect those officers.[2] The deanery is at 10 The Close, Exeter. On 15 December 2011, HM Government announced the appointment of the Revd Canon Jonathan Draper BA PhD, Canon Theologian at York Minster to become the next Dean of Exeter.[3] He was installed as Dean of Exeter at a special service on 3 March 2012

List of deans[edit]


  1. ^ Details up to 1950 are from: Ursula Radford (1955). "An Introduction to the Deans of Exeter". Report & Transactions of the Devonshire Association 87: 1–24. 
  2. ^ Barlow, Frank (2004). "Brewer, William (d. 1244)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/50339. Retrieved 12 April 2008.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ Number 10 – Dean of Exeter appointed
  4. ^ Diocese of Norwich – New Bishop of Lynn