Andrew Nunn

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Andrew Nunn

Dean of Southwark
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Southwark
In office2012–present
Other postsSub Dean of Southwark Cathedral (1999–2012)
Ordination1983 (deacon)
1984 (priest)
Personal details
Birth nameAndrew Peter Nunn
Born (1957-07-30) 30 July 1957 (age 61)
Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Alma materLeicester Polytechnic
Leeds University
College of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Andrew Peter Nunn, SCP (born 30 July 1957) is a British Anglican priest. Since 2012, he has been the Dean of Southwark in the Church of England.[1]

Early life[edit]

Nunn was born on 30 July 1957 in Wigston Magna, Leicestershire. From 1975 to 1979, he studied public administration at Leicester Polytechnic, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA (Hons)) degree. He then worked for a year as a rent collector for the Housing Department of Wellingborough Borough Council in Northamptonshire.[2]

In 1980, he entered the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, to train for ordination.[3] During this time, he also studied theology and religious studies at the University of Leeds and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1982.[3][2]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Nunn was ordained in the Church of England, made a deacon in 1983 during a service at Ripon Cathedral.[2] He was ordained a priest at Petertide 1984 (1 July) by David Young, Bishop of Ripon, at Ripon Cathedral.[4] Between 1983 and 1987, he served his curacy at St James the Great, Manston, Leeds.[2] He was then chaplain of Agnes Stewart Church of England High School[5] and curate then vicar at (All Saints') Richmond Hill.

From 1995 to 1999, Nunn was chaplain and personal assistant to Roy Williamson, Bishop of Southwark.[2] From 1999, he was a residentiary canon of Southwark Cathedral.[3] From 1999 to 2000, he was vice-provost and precentor.[2] In 2000, all primae inter pares of cathedral clergy became known as deans; previously some heads of chapters were titled provost while some were titled dean. Therefore, from 2000 to 2012, he was sub-dean and precentor at Southwark Cathedral.[3][2] On 21 January 2012, he was installed as Dean of Southwark.[6]

Since 2008, Nunn has been Rector General of the Society of Catholic Priests.[2] He is Chaplain General of the Company of Servers, an Anglican society for lay people that is connected to the Society of Catholic Priests.[7]

Nunn is an honorary chaplain of a number of livery companies of the City of London. Since 2000, he has been an honorary chaplain of the Launderers' Company.[2][8] He is also an honorary chaplain of the Innholders' Company, as well as a member of the Glaziers' Company.



  1. ^ Southwark Anglican Archived 2014-10-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Tenth Dean of Southwark announced". Diocese of Southwark. 30 October 2011. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Andrew Peter Nunn". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Petertide ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6334). 6 July 1984. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 22 June 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ Agnes Stewart High Schoolweb site Archived August 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "The Institution, Induction and Installation of The Revd Canon Andrew Nunn as Rector of the Parish of St Saviour and All Hallows, Southwark and Dean of Southwark". Southwark Cathedral. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Contact Us". The Company of Servers. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  8. ^ Launderers Company´, Daily Telegraph, 22 October 2013, p. 32.

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Colin Slee
Dean of Southwark