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


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