Dean of Exeter

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Walter Matthews, Dean of Exeter (1931-1934)
Exeter Cathedral, the maintenance of the structure and decoration of which is traditionally one of the principal duties of the dean[1]

The Dean of Exeter is the head of the Chapter of Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter, England.[2] The chapter was established by William Briwere, Bishop of Exeter (1224–44) who set up the offices of dean and chancellor of Exeter Cathedral, allowing the chapter to elect those officers.[3] The deanery is at 10 The Close, Exeter. The current dean is Jonathan Greener.

List of deans[edit]


  1. ^ See e.g. internal fittings added and restorations performed by Dean Jeremiah Milles (1762–1784) and his predecessor
  2. ^ Details up to 1950 are from: Ursula Radford (1955). "An Introduction to the Deans of Exeter". Report & Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87: 1–24.
  3. ^ Barlow, Frank (2004). "Brewer, William (d. 1244)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/50339. Retrieved 12 April 2008. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ "Bishop of Lynn". Diocese of Norwich. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ Wakefield Cathedral — Dean of Wakefield on the Move Archived 24 September 2017 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 24 September 2017)