List of deans in the Church of England

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Inactive dean Female dean
Position vacant

The deans in the Church of England are the senior Anglican clergy who head the chapter of a collegiate church (almost all of which are cathedrals). If they are dean of the diocesan chapter, they are the senior priest of the diocese and often also undertake some other diocesan and civic duties in the area.

Deans[edit]

# Church Dean Person Date of birth & age Instituted[i]
1 Canterbury Cathedral The Dean of Canterbury Robert Willis (1947-05-17) 17 May 1947 (age 74) November 1992 (Hereford)[1]
2001 (Canterbury)
2 York Minster The Dean of York,
 honorary assistant bishop
Jonathan Frost (1964-09-26) 26 September 1964 (age 56) 2 February 2019[2]
2 St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle The Dean of Windsor David Conner (1947-04-06) 6 April 1947 (age 74) 1998
4 Peterborough Cathedral The Dean of Peterborough Chris Dalliston (1956-04-02) 2 April 1956 (age 65) 12 July 2003 (Newcastle)
20 January 2018 (Peterborough)[3]
7 Carlisle Cathedral The Dean of Carlisle Mark Boyling (1952-10-14) 14 October 1952 (age 68) 2 October 2004[4]
8 St Paul's Cathedral, London The Dean of St Paul's David Ison (1954-09-15) 15 September 1954 (age 66) September 2005 (Bradford)[5]
25 May 2012 (St Paul's)
9 Lichfield Cathedral The Dean of Lichfield Adrian Dorber (1952-09-23) 23 September 1952 (age 68) 24 September 2005
10 Manchester Cathedral The Dean of Manchester Rogers Govender (1960-06-27) 27 June 1960 (age 60) 14 January 2006
12 Worcester Cathedral The Dean of Worcester Peter Atkinson (1952-08-26) 26 August 1952 (age 68) 28 April 2007
13 Exeter Cathedral The Dean of Exeter Jonathan Greener (1961-03-09) 9 March 1961 (age 60) 8 December 2007 (Wakefield)
26 November 2017 (Exeter)
14 Westminster Abbey The Dean of Westminster David Hoyle (1957-01-01) 1 January 1957 (age 64)1957 (age 63–64) 29 May 2010 (Bristol)
16 November 2019 (Westminster)[6]
15 Winchester Cathedral The Dean of Winchester Catherine Ogle (1961-05-12) 12 May 1961 (age 60)[7] 2 September 2010 (Birmingham)[8]
11 February 2017 (Winchester)[9]
16 Wells Cathedral The Dean of Wells John Davies (1957-11-29) 29 November 1957 (age 63)[10] 9 October 2010 (Derby)[11]
20 November 2016 (Wells)[12]
17 Gloucester Cathedral The Dean of Gloucester Stephen Lake (1963-12-17) 17 December 1963 (age 57)[13] 12 June 2011
18 Peel Cathedral The Dean of Peel Nigel Godfrey (1951-04-25) 25 April 1951 (age 70) 15 October 2011
19 Southwark Cathedral The Dean of Southwark Andrew Nunn (1957-07-30) 30 July 1957 (age 63)[14] 21 January 2012[15]
20 Ely Cathedral The Dean of Ely Mark Bonney (1957-03-02) 2 March 1957 (age 64)[16] 22 September 2012
21 Truro Cathedral The Dean of Truro Roger Bush (1956-11-22) 22 November 1956 (age 64)[17] 22 September 2012[18]
22 Coventry Cathedral The Dean of Coventry John Witcombe (1959-03-01) 1 March 1959 (age 62) 19 January 2013[19]
23 Leicester Cathedral The Dean of Leicester David Monteith (1968-06-05) 5 June 1968 (age 53) 18 May 2013[20]
24 Bradford Cathedral[ii] The Dean of Bradford Jerry Lepine[A] (1956-04-24) 24 April 1956 (age 65) 14 July 2013[23]
25 Guildford Cathedral The Dean of Guildford Dianna Gwilliams 1957 (age 63–64)[24] 15 September 2013[25]
26 Chelmsford Cathedral The Dean of Chelmsford Nicholas Henshall (1962-04-06) 6 April 1962 (age 59) 2 February 2014[26]
27 Ripon Cathedral[ii] The Dean of Ripon John Dobson[27] (1964-11-16) 16 November 1964 (age 56) 14 June 2014[28]
28 Norwich Cathedral The Dean of Norwich Jane Hedges (1955-04-06) 6 April 1955 (age 66)[29] 21 June 2014[30]
29 Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford The Dean of Christ Church Martyn Percy (1962-07-31) 31 July 1962 (age 58)[31] 4 October 2014[32]
30 Chichester Cathedral The Dean of Chichester Stephen Waine 1959 (age 61–62)[33] 14 February 2015[34]
31 Rochester Cathedral The Dean of Rochester Philip Hesketh[35] (1964-11-15) 15 November 1964 (age 56) 19 June 2016[36]
32 Durham Cathedral The Dean of Durham Andrew Tremlett[37] (1964-03-09) 9 March 1964 (age 57)[38] 17 July 2016[39]
33 Southwell Minster The Dean of Southwell Nicola Sullivan[40] (1958-08-15) 15 August 1958 (age 62)[41] 17 September 2016[42]
34 Lincoln Cathedral The Dean of Lincoln Christine Wilson (1958-03-26) 26 March 1958 (age 63)[43] 22 October 2016[44]
35 Blackburn Cathedral The Dean of Blackburn Peter Howell-Jones 1962 (age 58–59) 25 March 2017[45]
36 Birmingham Cathedral The Dean of Birmingham Matt Thompson 1968 (age 52–53)[46] 30 September 2017[47]
38 Liverpool Cathedral The Dean of Liverpool Sue Jones 1960 (age 60–61)[48] 5 May 2018[49]
39 St Edmundsbury Cathedral The Dean of St Edmundsbury Joe Hawes 1965 (age 55–56)[50] 14 July 2018[51]
40 Chester Cathedral The Dean of Chester Tim Stratford (1961-02-26) 26 February 1961 (age 60)[52] 8 September 2018[53]
41 Salisbury Cathedral The Dean of Salisbury Nick Papadopulos 1966 (age 54–55)[54] 9 September 2018[55]
42 Wakefield Cathedral[ii] The Dean of Wakefield Simon Cowling 1966 (age 54–55)[56] 29 September 2018[57]
43 Newcastle Cathedral The Dean of Newcastle Geoff Miller (1956-01-26) 26 January 1956 (age 65)[58] 20 October 2018[59]
45 Portsmouth Cathedral The Dean of Portsmouth Anthony Cane 1961 (age 59–60)[60] 16 March 2019[61]
46 Derby Cathedral The Dean of Derby Peter Robinson 1961 (age 59–60)[62] 20 July 2020[63]
47 Bristol Cathedral The Dean of Bristol Mandy Ford 1961 (age 59–60)[64] 3 October 2020[65]
48 Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar The Dean of Gibraltar Ian Tarrant 1957 (age 63–64)[66] 13 October 2020[67]
49 Sheffield Cathedral The Dean of Sheffield ZwVacant since 31 December 2020 (2000-01-14) January 14, 2000 (age 21) 14 January 2038
50 St Albans Cathedral The Dean of St Albans ZxVacant since 14 February 2021 (2000-01-15) January 15, 2000 (age 21) 15 January 2038
51 Hereford Cathedral The Dean of Hereford ZyVacant since 28 February 2021 (2000-01-16) January 16, 2000 (age 21) 16 January 2038

Acting deans[edit]

Church Acting dean Person Date of birth & age Acting since
Sheffield Cathedral Acting Dean of Sheffield Geoffrey Harbord 1956 (age 64–65)[68] 21 October 2020[69]
St Albans Cathedral Acting Dean of St Albans Abi Thompson 1975 (age 45–46)[70] 15 February 2021[71]
Hereford Cathedral Acting Dean of Hereford Andrew Piper 1958 (age 62–63)[72] 1 March 2021[73]

See also[edit]

Resignations and retirements[edit]

  1. ^ Lepine is to retire "summer" 2021.[22]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The date the person first became a dean.
  2. ^ a b c When the Diocese of Leeds was formed on 20 April 2014, the cathedrals at Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield became part of that diocese; each (acting) dean remained (acting) dean of their respective cathedral. The reorganisation scheme created the position of "presiding dean of the diocesan chapter" and senior priest of the new diocese,[21] but that role has never been referred to since.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  48. ^ "Susan Helen Jones". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
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  50. ^ "Joseph Patricius Hawes". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
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  56. ^ "Simon Charles Cowling". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
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