Frances Ward (priest)

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Frances Elizabeth Fearn Ward is a theologian[1] and the current Dean of St Edmundsbury.[2]

Ward was born in Geelong on 16 September 1959 and educated at The King's School, Ely and the universities of St Andrews and Manchester. She was ordained deacon in 1989 and priest in 1994.[3] She was then a tutor at Northern College[4] until 1998 and then Vicar of St Peter’s Bury[5] until 2005. She was a residentiary canon[6] at Bradford Cathedral until her current appointment.[7]


  1. ^ Among other books she has written Lifelong Learning (2005), Studying Local Churches (2005), Theological Reflection Methods (2005), Theological Reflection Sources (2007) and Why Rousseau Was Wrong: Christianity and the Secular Soul (2013) British Library website accessed 11 July 2012.; also [1]
  2. ^ UK Directors
  3. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  4. ^ Northern College website
  5. ^ Saint Peter's Church, Bury Website
  6. ^ Association of English Cathedrals
  7. ^ St Edmundsbury Cathedral website