Jonathan Meyrick

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Jonathan Meyrick
Bishop of Lynn
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Norwich
In office2011–present
PredecessorJames Langstaff
Other postsDean of Exeter (2005–2011)
Consecration2 June 2011[1]
Personal details
Born (1952-04-23) 23 April 1952 (age 67)
Children1 son and 2 daughters
Alma materSt John's College, Oxford

Cyril Jonathan Meyrick (born 23 April 1952)[2] is the current Bishop of Lynn and former Dean of Exeter.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Meyrick was educated at Lancing College and St John’s College, Oxford. He then studied for ordination at Sarum and Wells Theological College.

Ordained ministry[edit]

Meyrick was ordained as a deacon in 1976 and as a priest in 1977. After a curacy at Bicester he was domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford from 1978 to 1981 and then a tutor in Old Testament studies at Codrington College, Barbados until 1984. He returned to the Diocese of Oxford as Team Vicar of Burnham with Dropmore, Hitcham and Taplow until 1990, when he moved to become Team Rector of Tisbury, Sarum and Wells until 1998.

While at Tisbury, he served as Rural Dean of Chalke Valley from 1997 to 1998, when he moved to become a canon residentiary at Rochester Cathedral, where he served as Canon Pastor and Acting Dean. On 21 May 2005, he was installed as Dean of Exeter,[4][5] serving simultaneously (ex officio) as Priest-in-charge of Central Exeter. He has presented a weekly feature in The Express and Echo under the name of "Johnny Dean".[6]

In March 2011, it was announced that Meyrick had been appointed as Bishop of Lynn, taking over from James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester. He was consecrated as a bishop by Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 2011[7] and installed in Norwich Cathedral on 29 June 2011.



  1. ^ Diocese of Norwich – New Bishop of Lynn
  2. ^ Meyrick, Cyril Jonathan. Who's Who. 2016 (November 2015 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 10 September 2016. closed access
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ Number 10 – Dean of Exeter
  5. ^ East Devon- Chairman’s engagements[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ This is Exeter – Johnny Dean[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Eastern Daily Press – New Bishop for King's Lynn
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Keith Jones
Dean of Exeter
Succeeded by
Jonathan Draper
Preceded by
James Langstaff
Bishop of Lynn