John Methuen

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John Alan Robert Methuen (14 August 1947 – 18 July 2010[1]) was an Anglican priest.

Early life[edit]

Methuen was born on 14 August 1947 and educated at Eton College, St John's School, Leatherhead and Brasenose College, Oxford.[2][3]

Religious career[edit]

He was ordained in 1972 and was a curate at Fenny Stratford, after which he was appointed chaplain of Eton College.[4] He was subsequently vicar of St Mark's Reading[5] then rector of The Ascension, Hulme.[6] While in Hulme he sheltered asylum seeker Viraj Mendis for over two years (December 1986 to January 1989).

His next appointment was as Dean of Ripon in 1995. A divisive figure, he was facing 21 charges of misconduct before a consistory court, but resigned in 2005 before the cases came to court.[7]

Later life[edit]

After Ripon, he retired to London where he lectured and attended seminars and tours. His funeral service was held at Saint Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London.

References[edit]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Christopher Campling
Dean of Ripon
1995–2005
Succeeded by
Keith Jukes