Ronald Jasper

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Ronald Claud Dudley Jasper CBE was Dean of York[1] between 1975 and 1984.

Born on 17 August 1917,[2] he was educated at the University of Leeds and ordained after a period of study at the College of the Resurrection in 1940. He held curacies in Ryhope, Durham and Esh before being appointed Chaplain of University College, Durham.[3] He was Vicar of Stillington from 1948 to 1955 and Succentor of Exeter Cathedral until 1960. He was then a Lecturer in Liturgical Studies at King's College London.[4] In 1968 he was appointed a Canon of Westminster and in 1974 Archdeacon of Westminster, his last appointment before the deanery. An eminent author,[5] he died on 11 April 1990.


  1. ^ "National Archives". National Archives. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP, 1947
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, 17 December 1959; p. 12; Issue 54646; col F University of London
  5. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Prayer Book Revision in England, 1800–1900”, 1954; “George Bell: Bishop of Chichester”, 1967; “A Christian’s Prayer Book”, “The Daily Office Revised”, 1978; “The Development of the Anglican Liturgy 1662–1980” and “Language and the Worship of the Church” British Library website accessed 9 October 2010
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alan Richardson
Dean of York
Succeeded by
John Eliot Southgate