Justine Allain Chapman

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Justine Allain Chapman
Archdeacon of Boston
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Lincoln
In officeSeptember 2013 to present
PredecessorNew appointment
Ordination1993 (deacon)
1994 (priest)
Personal details
Justine Penelope Heathcote Chapman

(1967-06-30) 30 June 1967 (age 55)
Alma mater

Justine Penelope Heathcote Allain Chapman (née Chapman; born 30 June 1967) is a British Anglican priest, academic, and former teacher. Since 2013, she has served as the Archdeacon of Boston in the Diocese of Lincoln. She was previously a religious studies teacher, a parish priest in the Diocese of Southwark, and then a member of the teaching staff of South East Institute for Theological Education (SEITE).

Early life and education[edit]

Justine Chapman was born on 30 June 1967 in Durham, England.[1] She studied at King's College London, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and the Associateship of King's College (AKC) in 1988.[2] She remained at King's College to undertake teacher training, and she completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in 1989.[1] She then spent two years, from 1989 to 1991, as head of religious studies at South Hampstead High School, an all-girls independent school in South Hampstead, London.[1][3]

In 1991, Allain Chapman entered Lincoln Theological College, an Anglican theological college, to train for Holy Orders.[3][2] During this time she also studied theology at the University of Nottingham, and she graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in 1993.[1] She later continued her studies, and graduated from King's College London with a Doctor of Theology and Ministry (DThMin) degree in 2011.[2]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Allain Chapman was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1993 and as a priest in 1994.[2] From 1993 to 1996, she served her curacy at Christ Church and St Paul, Forest Hill in the Diocese of Southwark.[1][2] She served as Vicar of St Paul's Church, Clapham between 1996 and 2004.[1] She was a member of General Synod of the Church of England from 2000 to 2004, having been elected by the clergy of the Diocese of Southwark as one of their representatives.[4] In 2004, she joined the South East Institute for Theological Education (SEITE) as Director of Mission and Pastoral Studies.[1][2] She was additionally Vice-Principal of the SEITE between 2007 and 2013.[1]

In March 2013, it was announced that Allain Chapman had been appointed as the Archdeacon of Boston in the Diocese of Lincoln; this would bring the number of archdeacons in the diocese to three.[5] She was installed as archdeacon during a service at Lincoln Cathedral on 8 September 2013.[6] In 2015, she was elected a member of General Synod of the Church of England for the Diocese of Lincoln.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1990, the then Justine Chapman married Thomas Allain; she added her husband's surname to hers to create a double-barrelled surname (and her husband did likewise); together they have four children.[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • Allain-Chapman, Justine (2012). Resilient pastors: the role of adversity in healing and growth. London: SPCK Publishing. ISBN 978-0281063833.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "ALLAIN CHAPMAN, Ven. Dr Justine Penelope Heathcote". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. November 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Justine Penelope Heathcote Allain Chapman". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Biographies - Archdeacons". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Justine Allain Chapman Archdeacon of Boston" (PDF). Diocese of Lincoln (pdf). Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Appointment of the Archdeacon of Boston". Diocese of Lincoln. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. ^ "New Archdeacon installed at Lincoln Cathedral". ITV News. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  7. ^ "General synod". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 25 June 2017.

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