Adrian Dorber

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The Very Reverend
Adrian Dorber
Dean of Lichfield
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield
Installed 24 September 2005
Predecessor Michael Yorke
Other posts Director of Ministries and Training, Diocese of Durham (1997–2005)
Ordination 1979 (deacon)
1980 (priest)
Personal details
Born (1952-09-23) 23 September 1952 (age 64)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Caroline
Children Five
Alma mater St John's College, Durham

Adrian John Dorber (born 23 September 1952) is a British Anglican priest. Since 2005, he has been the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral in the Church of England.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Dorber was born on 23 September 1952.[3] He was educated at St John's College, Durham (BA, 1974) and King's College London (MTh, 1991).[4]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Dorber was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1979 and as a priest in 1980.[4] His first post was a curacy at St Michael and St Mary Magdalene's Church in Easthampstead, Berkshire[5] after which he was Priest in charge at St Barnabas, Emmer Green. From 1985 to 1997 he was Chaplain of Portsmouth Polytechnic then, when its status changed, Portsmouth University. He was Director of Ministries and Training in the Diocese of Durham before his elevation to the Deanery as Dean of Lichfield[6] on 24 September 2005.


  1. ^ Anglican Communion
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ a b "Adrian John Dorber". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 5 May 2016.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ Church web-site
  6. ^ Official announcement[permanent dead link]