John Paddock (priest)

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John Allan Barnes Paddock FRSA (born 8 August 1951) is an Anglican priest and the current Dean of Gibraltar.[1]

Paddock was born in Gloucester and educated at The Crypt School, Gloucester, and Liverpool University.[2] He was ordained deacon in 1980 and priest in 1981.[3] After a curacy at St Katharine's Matson he was a chaplain at the Lancaster Royal Grammar School and then with the RAF. He then held further school chaplaincies at St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington, and Royal Russell School, Croydon. From 1997 to 2000 he was the vicar of St Peter’s Folkestone and from then until his appointment as the Dean of Gibraltar.[4] Paddock also has degrees from the universities of Oxford, Glasgow and Cardiff.[5]


  1. ^ Gib Connect Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, Debrett's, 2008 ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  3. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  4. ^ Searle, Dominique (15 December 2008). "Gib's New Dean is to be Installed Tomorrow". The Gibraltar Chronicle. Gibraltar: 3. 
  5. ^ ENS[permanent dead link]
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alan Geoffrey Woods
Dean of Gibraltar
2008 – present
Succeeded by