|Dean of Norwich|
Hedges in 2018
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Norwich|
|Other posts||Canon Steward, Westminster Abbey (2006–2014)|
Archdeacon of Westminster (2006–2009 & 2010–2014)
Sub-Dean of Westminster (2013–2014)
|Born||6 April 1956|
|Alma mater||Durham University|
Hedges trained for ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham in 1978. She had previously completed a General Arts degree at Durham University. As the laws of the Church of England changed to allow women’s ministry, Hedges’ career progressed: she was ordained deacon in 1987 and priest in 1994.
In 2006, she moved to London, as Canon Steward of Westminster Abbey and Archdeacon of Westminster. In 2013, she became Sub-Dean of the Abbey. Hedges was installed as Dean of Norwich at a service on 21 June 2014. She is the 39th Dean of Norwich and the first female Dean in Norwich Cathedral’s 900 year history.
Hedges is married to Chris Hedges (b. 1959) a teacher, and they have two sons.
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