James Atwell

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The Very Reverend
James Edgar Atwell
Dean of Winchester
Assumed office
Personal details
Born 3 June 1946
Nationality British
Religion Church of England

James Edgar Atwell (born 3 June 1946)[1] is the current Dean of Winchester.[2] He was educated at Dauntsey's and Exeter College, Oxford.[1] He went to theological college at Cuddesdon and was ordained in 1971. He began his ordained ministry with a curacy at St John the Evangelist, East Dulwich [3] after which he was curate at Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge and Chaplain at Jesus College, Cambridge.

From Cambridge he became Vicar of St Lawrence, Towcester[4][5] and then Provost of St Edmundsbury Cathedral[6] before becoming (automatically, due to the Cathedrals Measure) Dean of St Edmundsbury on 19 November 2000.[7] Having received Letters Patent from The Queen,[8] he was installed at a service on Lady day, 25 March 2006.[9]


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Stanley Till
Dean of Winchester