He was born into an ecclesiastical family on 24 July 1939 and educated at Taunton School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1954, after a spell as a curate at Hemel Hempstead he became chaplain at his old school and then director of the Bloxham Project. From here he became Director of Studies at the Aston Training Scheme then priest in charge of Easton and Martyr Worthy and finally (before his elevation to the deanery) Archdeacon of Basingstoke and a canon residentiary at Winchester Cathedral.
- "The Very Reverend Alec Knight OBE". www.sja.org.uk. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- Resignation details
- His father was the Rev Benjamin Edward KnightWho's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0)
- "FreedomNames - The Full Service Domain People". Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- Details of honour
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Brandon Donald Jackson
|Dean of Lincoln
1998 – 2006
Philip John Warr Buckler