Michael Tavinor

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Michael Edward Tavinor (born 11 September 1953)[1] is the current Dean of Hereford.

Background and Career

Born 1953, parents Harold and Elsie Tavinor. Educated Minet school, Hayes, Middlesex, Bishopshalt School, Uxbridge, Middlesex. 1972-5. University College, Durham, Organ Scholar. BA (Hons) in Music 1975-6. Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Post-graduate Certificate in Education. 1976-7. King's College, London. Master of Music, Associate of King's College. 1977-9. Teacher (music,RE) Langleybury School, Watford. 1979-82. Ripon College, Cuddesdon. BA in Theology (Oxford University) 1981-2. Venerable English College, Rome. 1982. Ordained Deacon 1983. Ordained Priest 1982-5. Assistant Curate, St Peter, Ealing (diocese of London. 1985-90. Precentor, Sacrist and Minor Canon, Ely Cathedral. 1987-90. Priest in Charge, Holy Cross Church, Stuntney. 1990-2002. Vicar, Tewkesbury Abbey (diocese of Gloucester). 2002–present. Dean of Hereford. 2005–present President, Church Music Society. 2006. Hon Fellow, Guild of Church Musicians. 2010. Master of Theology, Lampeter. 2015. Associate of the Royal School of Church Music.


1977. 'Titles and Ermine Fall Behind' - Ode to Shakespeare, William Boyce (1711–79) Dissertation and performing edition 1998. Tewkesbury Abbey - Pilgrim Guide (Canterbury Press) 2002. Hereford Cathedral - Pilgrim Guide (Canterbury Press) 2007. Sacred Space - House of God, Gate of Heaven (contributor) (Continuum) 2012. Saints and Sinners of the Marches (Logaston Press) 2016. Shrines of the Saints in England and Wales (Canterbury Press)


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Willis
Dean of Hereford