List of deans in the Church of England

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Key
Active dean Male dean
Inactive dean Female dean
Position vacant

The deans in the Church of England are the senior Anglican clergy who head the chapter of a collegiate church. If they are dean of the diocesan chapter, they are the senior priest of the diocese and often also undertake some other diocesan and civic duties in the area.

Deans[edit]

# Church Dean Person Date of birth & age Installed[i]
1 Canterbury Cathedral The Dean of Canterbury Willis, RobertRobert Willis (1947-05-17) 17 May 1947 (age 67) November 1992[1]
2 Durham Cathedral The Dean of Durham Sadgrove, MichaelMichael Sadgrove (1950-04-13) 13 April 1950 (age 64) 1995[ii]
3 St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle The Dean of Windsor Conner, DavidDavid Conner (1947-04-06) 6 April 1947 (age 67) 1998
4 York Minster The Dean of York Faull, VivienneVivienne Faull[iii] (1955-05-20) 20 May 1955 (age 59) 13 May 2000[ii]
5 Blackburn Cathedral The Dean of Blackburn Armstrong, ChristopherChristopher Armstrong (1947-12-18) 18 December 1947 (age 66) November 2001
6 Hereford Cathedral The Dean of Hereford Tavinor, MichaelMichael Tavinor (1953-09-11) 11 September 1953 (age 60) 2002
7 Chester Cathedral The Dean of Chester McPhate, GordonGordon McPhate (1950-06-01) 1 June 1950 (age 64) 7 September 2002
8 Portsmouth Cathedral The Dean of Portsmouth Brindley, DavidDavid Brindley (1953-06-11) 11 June 1953 (age 61) 2002
9 Newcastle Cathedral The Dean of Newcastle Dalliston, ChrisChris Dalliston (1956-04-02) 2 April 1956 (age 58) 12 July 2003
10 Sheffield Cathedral The Dean of Sheffield Bradley, PeterPeter Bradley (1964-06-26) 26 June 1964 (age 50) 2003
11 Wells Cathedral The Dean of Wells Clarke, JohnJohn Clarke (1952-02-20) 20 February 1952 (age 62) 2004
12 Salisbury Cathedral The Dean of Salisbury Osborne, JuneJune Osborne (1953-06-10) 10 June 1953 (age 61) 1 May 2004
13 St Albans Cathedral The Dean of St Albans John, JeffreyJeffrey John (1953-02-10) 10 February 1953 (age 61) 2 July 2004
14 Carlisle Cathedral The Dean of Carlisle Boyling, MarkMark Boyling (1952-10-14) 14 October 1952 (age 61) 2 October 2004[3]
15 St Paul's Cathedral The Dean of St Paul's Ison, DavidDavid Ison[iv] (1954-09-15) 15 September 1954 (age 59) September 2005[4]
16 Lichfield Cathedral The Dean of Lichfield Dorber, AdrianAdrian Dorber (1952-09-23) 23 September 1952 (age 61) 24 September 2005
17 Manchester Cathedral The Dean of Manchester Govender, RogersRogers Govender (1960-06-27) 27 June 1960 (age 54) 14 January 2006
18 Winchester Cathedral The Dean of Winchester Atwell, JamesJames Atwell (1946-06-03) 3 June 1946 (age 68) 25 March 2006
19 Westminster Abbey The Dean of Westminster Hall, JohnJohn Hall (1949-03-13) 13 March 1949 (age 65) 2 December 2006
20 Lincoln Cathedral The Dean of Lincoln Buckler, PhilipPhilip Buckler (1949-04-26) 26 April 1949 (age 65) 3 February 2007
21 Peterborough Cathedral The Dean of Peterborough Taylor, CharlesCharles Taylor (1953-03-16) 16 March 1953 (age 61) 24 March 2007
22 Worcester Cathedral The Dean of Worcester Atkinson, PeterPeter Atkinson (1952-08-26) 26 August 1952 (age 62) 28 April 2007
23 Wakefield Cathedral[v] The Dean of Wakefield,
presiding dean in the Diocese of Leeds
Greener, JonathanJonathan Greener (1961-03-09) 9 March 1961 (age 53) 8 December 2007
24 Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar The Dean of Gibraltar Paddock, JohnJohn Paddock (1951-08-08) 8 August 1951 (age 63) 2 December 2008
25 Bristol Cathedral The Dean of Bristol Hoyle, DavidDavid Hoyle (1957-01-01) 1 January 1957 (age 57)1957 (age 56–57) 29 May 2010
26 St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham The Dean of Birmingham Ogle, CatherineCatherine Ogle (1961-05-12) 12 May 1961 (age 53)[6] 2 September 2010[7]
27 Derby Cathedral The Dean of Derby Davies, JohnJohn Davies (1957-11-29) 29 November 1957 (age 56)[8] 9 October 2010[9]
28 St Edmundsbury Cathedral The Dean of St Edmundsbury Ward, FrancesFrances Ward (1959-09-16) 16 September 1959 (age 54)[10] 16 October 2010[11]
29 Gloucester Cathedral The Dean of Gloucester Lake, StephenStephen Lake (1963-12-17) 17 December 1963 (age 50)[12] 12 June 2011
30 Peel Cathedral The Dean of Peel Godfrey, NigelNigel Godfrey 1951 (age 62–63)[13] 15 October 2011
31 Southwark Cathedral The Dean of Southwark Nunn, AndrewAndrew Nunn (1957-07-30) 30 July 1957 (age 57)[14] 21 January 2012[15]
32 Exeter Cathedral The Dean of Exeter Draper, JonathanJonathan Draper (1952-02-27) 27 February 1952 (age 62)[16] 3 March 2012
33 Rochester Cathedral The Dean of Rochester Beach, MarkMark Beach (1962-01-31) 31 January 1962 (age 52)[17] 20 May 2012
34 Liverpool Cathedral The Dean of Liverpool Wilcox, PetePete Wilcox 1961 (age 52–53)[18] 15 September 2012[19]
35 Ely Cathedral The Dean of Ely Bonney, MarkMark Bonney (1957-03-02) 2 March 1957 (age 57)[20] 22 September 2012
36 Truro Cathedral The Dean of Truro Bush, RogerRoger Bush (1956-11-22) 22 November 1956 (age 57)[21] 22 September 2012[22]
37 Coventry Cathedral The Dean of Coventry Witcombe, JohnJohn Witcombe 1959 (age 54–55)[23] 19 January 2013[24]
38 Leicester Cathedral The Dean of Leicester Monteith, DavidDavid Monteith 1968 (age 45–46)[25] 18 May 2013[26]
39 Bradford Cathedral[v] The Dean of Bradford Lepine, JerryJerry Lepine 1956 (age 57–58)[27] 14 July 2013[28]
40 Guildford Cathedral The Dean of Guildford Gwilliams, DiannaDianna Gwilliams 1957 (age 56–57)[29] 15 September 2013[30]
41 Chelmsford Cathedral The Dean of Chelmsford Henshall, NicholasNicholas Henshall 1962 (age 51–52)[31] 2 February 2014[32]
42 Ripon Cathedral[v] The Dean of Ripon John Dobson[33] 1964 (age 49–50)[34] 14 June 2014[35]
43 Norwich Cathedral The Dean of Norwich Jane Hedges (1955-04-06) 6 April 1955 (age 59)[36] 21 June 2014[37]
44 Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford The Dean-designate of Christ Church Percy, MartynMartyn Percy (1962-07-31) 31 July 1962 (age 52)[38] October 2014 (announced)[39]
45 Chichester Cathedral The Dean of Chichester ZyVacant since 28 February 2013 (2038-01-16) January 16, 2038 (age -24) 16 January 2038
46 Southwell Minster The Dean of Southwell ZzVacant since 30 June 2014 (2038-01-17) January 17, 2038 (age -24) 17 January 2038

Acting deans[edit]

Church Acting dean Person Date of birth & age Acting since
Chichester Cathedral Acting Dean of Chichester Schofield, TimTim Schofield 1954 (age 59–60)[40] 28 February 2013[41]
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Sub-Dean of Christ Church Newey, EdmundEdmund Newey (1971-09-23) 23 September 1971 (age 42)[42] 4 February 2014
Southwell Minster Acting Dean of Southwell Coates, NigelNigel Coates[43] 1951 (age 62–63)[44] 30 June 2014

Retirements[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The date the person first became a dean.
  2. ^ a b Provosts until 2000.
  3. ^ Faull was installed at York on 1 December 2012.[2]
  4. ^ Ison was installed at St Paul's on 25 May 2012.
  5. ^ a b c When the Leeds diocese was formed on 20 April 2014, the cathedrals at Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield became part of that diocese; their deans (or acting deans) remain deans (or acting deans) of their respective cathedrals and Jonathan Greener, Dean of Wakefield become the presiding dean of the diocesan chapter and senior priest of the new diocese until the election of the first diocesan bishop is confirmed on 8 June. At that point, the diocesan bishop must appoint a presiding dean.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hereford Cathedral: a history", G. E. Aylmer and John Eric Tiller
  2. ^ Diocese of Leicester – Installation for Faull as Dean of York
  3. ^ Mayor's Engagements, October 2004
  4. ^ Bradford Diocese – Senior Staff
  5. ^ The Dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds and Wakefield Reorganisation Scheme 2013 (Accessed 3 February 2014)
  6. ^ "Ogle, Very Rev. Catherine". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Diocese of Birmingham – New Dean for Birmingham (Accessed 5 January 2013)
  8. ^ "Davies, Very Rev. Dr John Harverd". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Derby Cathedral – Dean’s Installation
  10. ^ "Ward, Very Rev. Frances Elizabeth Fearn". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  11. ^ St Edmundsbury Cathedral – Installation of the Reverend Canon Dr Frances Ward as Dean
  12. ^ "Lake, Very Rev. Stephen David". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Godfrey NP". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 29 December 2012.  (Subscription required)
  14. ^ "Nunn, Very Rev. Andrew Peter". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  15. ^ Diocese of Southwark – Tenth Dean of Southwark announced
  16. ^ "Draper, Very Rev. Dr Jonathan Lee". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Beach, Very Rev. Dr Mark Howard Frances". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Wilcox, Very Rev. Dr Peter Jonathan". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  19. ^ Liverpool Cathedral – Installation of the Seventh Dean
  20. ^ "Bonney, Very Rev. Mark Philip John". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "Bush, Ven. Roger Charles". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  22. ^ Truro Cathedral Press Release – New Dean
  23. ^ "Witcombe JJ". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 29 December 2012.  (Subscription required)
  24. ^ BBC News – Witcombe appointed Dean
  25. ^ "Monteith DRM". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 22 March 2013.  (Subscription required)
  26. ^ Diocese of Leicester – New Dean of Leicester announced
  27. ^ "Lepine JJ". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 8 March 2013.  (Subscription required)
  28. ^ Bradford Diocese – New Dean of Bradford
  29. ^ "Gwilliams DL". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 30 April 2013.  (Subscription required)
  30. ^ Diocese of Guildford – New Dean of Guildford announced
  31. ^ "Henshall NJ". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 15 November 2013.  (Subscription required)
  32. ^ Diocese of Chelmsford – Henshall appointed Dean (Accessed 15 November 2013)
  33. ^ Ripon Cathedral – Ripon Cathedral welcomes announcement of new Dean (Accessed 13 March 2014)
  34. ^ "Dobson JR". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 13 March 2014.  (Subscription required)
  35. ^ "Ripon Cathedral's Dean John Dobson installed". BBC News. BBC. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  36. ^ "Hedges, Ven. Jane Barbara". Who's Who 2013. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  37. ^ Norwich Cathedral – Dean Jane Hedges installed (Accessed 1 July 2014)
  38. ^ "Percy, Rev. Canon Prof. Martyn William". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  39. ^ Christ Church, Oxford – The Dean of Christ Church (Accessed 7 May 2014)
  40. ^ "Schofield NT". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 20 April 2014.  (Subscription required)
  41. ^ Chichester Cathedral – The Precentor and Acting Dean (Accessed 20 April 2014)
  42. ^ "Newey, Rev. Canon Edmund James". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  43. ^ "Resignations and Retirements". Church Times (#7862). 22 November 2013. p. 30. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 22 November 2013. (subscription required (help)). 
  44. ^ "Coates NJ". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 1 July 2014.  (Subscription required)