Philip Buckler

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Philip John Warr Buckler MA(Oxon) (born 26 April 1949)[1] is the current Dean of Lincoln; a post he has held since 2006.


Buckler was educated at Highgate School and St Peter's College, Oxford before training for the priesthood at Cuddesdon College, Oxford.


From 1972 to 1975, Buckler was curate at Bushey Heath in St Albans. He then became Chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1975 to 1981. In 1981, he moved to St Paul's Cathedral to become Minor Canon and Sacrist; a post he held until 1986.

Buckler was appointed Vicar of Hampstead in 1987, and he was also Area Dean of North Camden between 1993 and 1998. He became Canon Residentiary of St Paul's Cathedral in 1999, before becoming Canon Treasurer in 2000.

On 26 September 2006, it was announced that Buckler was to be the new Dean of Lincoln.[2]


  • Mr Philip Buckler (1949–1974)
  • The Revd Philip Buckler (1974–1999)
  • The Revd Canon Philip Buckler (1999–2006)
  • The Very Revd Philip Buckler (2006–present)


  1. ^ Who's Who 2012 – BUCKLER, Philip John Warr
  2. ^ Queen appoints new Dean of Lincoln (2006), 10 Downing Street, London,