John Green (priest)

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John Green

Chaplain of the Fleet
ChurchChurch of England
In officeMarch 2006 – October 2010
PredecessorBarry Hammett
SuccessorScott Brown
Other post(s)Archdeacon Pastor, Diocese of Coventry (2012–2017)
Archdeacon for the Royal Navy (2006–2010)
Personal details
Born (1953-08-14) 14 August 1953 (age 69)
Alma materNorth East London Polytechnic
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service1991–2010
UnitRoyal Navy Chaplaincy Service
Commands heldDirector General of the Royal Navy Chaplaincy Service
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath

John Green, CB, QHC (born 14 August 1953) is a Church of England priest and former Royal Navy chaplain. He was Chaplain of the Fleet, Director General of the Naval Chaplaincy Service and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy from 2006 to 2010.[1][2] He was Archdeacon Pastor in the Diocese of Coventry from 2012 until his retirement in 2017.

He was born on 14 August 1953 and educated at North East London Polytechnic. From 1974 to 1980 he was a Project Engineer with Thorn Lighting Ltd. He was ordained in 1983 after studying at Lincoln Theological College and began his ecclesiastical career with curacies at St Michael and All Angels, Watford[3] and St Stephen's Church, St Albans.

He became a naval chaplain in 1991: his service included

He headed the Naval Chaplaincy Service Board of Management with responsibility for policy making and overall leadership. As Archdeacon for the Royal Navy he was the senior Anglican chaplain in the Royal Navy.

Green was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[4]

In September 2013, Green became Associate Minister at St Mary Magdalen, Chapelfields, in the Diocese of Coventry, a post which he relinquished on his retirement in 2017.[5]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0)
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Church web site
  4. ^ "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 2.
  5. ^ "Coventry Diocese - Clergy". Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
Church of England titles
Preceded by Chaplain of the Fleet
2006 –2010
Succeeded by