Michael Yorke

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Michael Leslie Yorke was an Anglican priest in the last decades of the 20th century and the first years of the 21st.[1] He was born on 25 March 1939[2] and educated at Midhurst Grammar School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1965 his first post was a curacy at Croydon Parish Church [3] after which he served as Succentor, Precentor and Chaplain at Chelmsford Cathedral. Following this he was Rector of Hadstock, a Canon Residentiary at Chelmsford Cathedral, Vicar of St Margaret’s with St Nicholas, King’s Lynn and Provost of Portsmouth Cathedral.[4] In 1999 he became Dean of Lichfield, and is now in retirement as Dean Emeritus.


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Church web-site
  4. ^ History In Portsmouth

Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Staffurth Stancliffe
Provost of Portsmouth
1994 – 1999
Succeeded by
William Henry Taylor
Preceded by
Nicholas Thomas Wright
Dean of Lichfield
1999 – 2005
Succeeded by
Adrian John Dorber