Charles Taylor (priest)

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Charles William Taylor is the current Dean of Peterborough.[1] It has been announced that he is to retire on 2 October.[2]

Taylor was born into an ecclesiastical family on 16 March 1953[3] and educated at St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School, Marlborough, Cambridge and Cuddesdon. He was ordained in 1977[4] and his first post was as a Curate at the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Wolverhampton. After this he was a Chaplain at Westminster Abbey from 1979 to 1984 and then the Vicar of Stanmore with Oliver’s Battery in the Diocese of Winchester until 1990. He was Rector of North Stoneham and Bassett in the same diocese until 1995 when he became a Tutor in Liturgy at Salisbury and Wells Theological College. He was a Canon Residentiary and Precentor at Lichfield Cathedral for 12 years before his decanal appointment.[5]


  1. ^ Cathedral web site archived web site as of 18th of August 2016.
  2. ^ "Resignations and Retirements". Church Times (#8003). 19 August 2016. p. 28. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 20 August 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ He is the son of the Reverend Prebendary Richard John Taylor, sometime Vicar of Streetly > Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  5. ^ Lichfield Anglican
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Bunker
Dean of Peterborough
2007–2016 (announced)