Michael Sadgrove

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Michael Sadgrove (born 13 April 1950)[1] is a noted theological author[2] and the current[3] Dean of Durham[4] and a former Dean of Sheffield Cathedral.[5]

Educated at University College School, London, and Balliol College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1975.[6] He was a Tutor at Sarum College from 1976 until 1982. Michael Sadgrove was then the Vicar of Alnwick, Northumberland, between 1982 and 1987.[7] From 1987 to 1995 he was Vice Provost, a Canon Residentiary and Precentor at Coventry Cathedral.[8] He was Provost then (from 13 April 2000)[9] Dean of Sheffield from 1995 to 2003. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham, ex officio governor of Durham University and Rector (titular head) of St Chad's College, Durham. He is married with four children.


  1. ^ Who's Who 2012 – SADGROVE, Michael
  2. ^ Amongst others he has written "A Picture of Faith", 1995; "A Pilgrim in Durham Cathedral", 2006; "The Eight Words of Jesus", 2007; "Wisdom and Ministry", 2008; "I Will Trust in You", 2009; "Lost Sons", 2012; "Landscapes of Faith: the Christian Heritage of North East England", 2013. web site accessed 5 August 2009
  3. ^ Durham Cathedral web-site
  4. ^ "New dean for Durham". BBC. 22 October 2002. 
  5. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ "The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, MA, FRSA". Durham University. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  8. ^ "Coventry Cathedral" Sadgrove,M: Andover, Pitkin, 1991 ISBN 0-85372-457-1
  9. ^ "Appointments (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#7156). 14 April 2000. p. 24. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 31 December 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Gladwin
Dean of Sheffield Cathedral
Succeeded by
Peter Bradley
Preceded by
John Arnold
Dean of Durham