Jonathan Draper

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The Revd Canon
Dr Jonathan Draper
Dean of Exeter
Church Exeter Cathedral
Diocese Diocese of Exeter
Appointed 2011
Installed 3 March 2012
Predecessor Jonathan Meyrick
Other posts Canon Theologian, York Minster (2000–2012)
Ordination 1983
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 62–63)
Boston, USA[1]
Nationality American and/or British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Maggie[2]
Children 2 daughters, 1 son
Profession Theologian
Alma mater Gordon College, Massachusetts

Jonathan Lee Draper (born 1952) was installed as the 70th Dean of Exeter in the Church of England on 3 March 2012.[3][4]

He was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA and studied at Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts) and Durham University. He was ordained in 1983 and has served in Manchester, Putney and York. He has also worked as a lecturer in theology at the University of Oxford.[5]


  • Mr Jonathan Draper (1952–1983)
  • The Revd Jonathan Draper (1983–1984)[6]
  • The Revd Dr Jonathan Draper (1984–2000)
  • The Revd Canon Dr Jonathan Draper (2000–2012)
  • The Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper (2012 onwards)


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Jonathan Meyrick
Dean of Exeter
2012 onwards