Ken Riley (priest)

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The Very Reverend
Kenneth Joseph Riley
OBE,[1] BA
Dean of Manchester
In office
Personal details
Nationality British
Religion Church of England

Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Riley OBE was the Dean of Manchester in the last decade of the 20th century and the first of the 21st.[2]
Born on 25 June 1940 he was educated at Aberystwyth University and Linacre College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1965 and began his ministry as a curate at Emmanuel Church, Fazakerley.[3] After this he was chaplain at Brasted Place College,[4] then Oundle School and finally Liverpool University. From 1987 to 1993 he was precentor at Liverpool Cathedral when he was elevated to the deanery.[5] He was awarded an OBE in the 2003 New Year Honours List and retired in 2005.[6]


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Murray Waddington
Dean of Manchester
1993 – 2005
Succeeded by
Rogers Morgan Govender