Gordon McPhate

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Gordon Ferguson McPhate (born 1 June 1950)[1] is the current Dean of Chester.[2]

McPhate was educated at the University of Aberdeen, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh.[3] After a spell as a tutor in Physiology at Clare College, he was ordained in 1979.[4] He later held lectureships at Guy’s Hospital and the University of St Andrews.[5] He was an honorary curate at Sanderstead,[6] then an honorary Minor Canon at Southwark Cathedral[7] and an honorary chaplain at St Andrews,[8] before his elevation[9] to the Deanery.[10]


  1. ^ Burke's Peerage
  2. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, Debrett's, 2008 ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  3. ^ ‘McPHATE, Very Rev. Gordon Ferguson’, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2016
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  5. ^ Who's Who 2012 – McPHATE, Gordon Ferguson
  6. ^ exploring surrey's past
  7. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  8. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  9. ^ London Gazette
  10. ^ Anglican communion
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Stephen Smalley
Dean of Chester