Mark Beach

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The Revd
Mark Beach
Dean of Rochester
Diocese Rochester
In office 2012–2015
Predecessor Adrian Newman
Personal details
Born 1962 (age 52–53)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Annabel
Children 1 daughter

Mark Howard Francis Beach (born 1962) is a priest of the Church of England. He was the Dean of Rochester Cathedral from 2012 to January 2015.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Beach grew up in Staffordshire.[2] He studied theology at the University of Kent for his BA degree in 1980[3] and completed an MA degree in mission and ministry studies at Nottingham University in 1995.[3] At King's College London he completed a University of London doctorate in ministry (DMin) in 2011.[3][1]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Beach trained for ordained ministry at St Stephen's House from 1985 to 1987.[3] His curacy was at Hucknall Torkard in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. He then moved to the parish of Gedling, a few miles away in the same diocese, as rector from 1993 to 2001.[1] He was the bishop's chaplain in the Diocese of Wakefield from 2001 to 2003 before going to Rugby, Warwickshire, as a team rector.[1] He left Rugby in 2012 to take up the appointment of Dean of Rochester.[1] In January 2015 it was announced that he had resigned from this position because of issues regarding his marriage break-up.[4]


  • Mr Mark Beach (until 1987)
  • The Revd Mark Beach (1987–2012; 2015–present)
  • The Very Revd Mark Beach (2012–2015)



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