Moving to London he was appointed Rector of St Mary's, Bryanston Square in 1962, then Archdeacon of London the following year. In 1967 he became Dean of St Paul's, a post he held for a decade. An eminent author; amongst others he wrote “Children Listen”, 1955; “On Calvary’s Tree”, 1957; “Approach With Joy”, 1961; “A Dean Speaks to New Zealand”, 1962; and “A Funny Thing Happened to me on the way to St Paul’s”, 1968. In 1965 he was made a Freeman of the City of London.
He died in 1980 at Auckland University. He had married Doris Rosie Grant Cowen in 1934 (died 1972) and remarried Elizabeth Roberton in St Paul’s Cathedral in 1973. He had no children.