Nicholas Coulton

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Nicholas Guy Coulton was Provost of Newcastle from 1990[1] to August 2001 and then,[2] when the office title changed, its Dean until 2003.

Coulton was born on 10 September 1924, educated at Blundell's School and qualified as a solicitor in 1962. He was ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1967.[3] He was curate of Pershore Abbey until 1971 when he became domestic chaplain to the Bishop of St Albans.[4] In 1975 he became Vicar of St Paul’s Bedford,[5] a post he held until his appointment at Newcastle.

From 2003 to 2008 he was a residentiary canon at Christ Church, Oxford.


  1. ^ Newcastle Libraries
  2. ^ "Appointments (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#7226). 17 August 2001. p. 6. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 31 December 2014. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Who’s Who 1996 London A & C Black, 1975 ISBN 0-7136-4255-6]
  5. ^ Church website
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Christopher Garnett Howsin Spafford
Provost, then Dean of Newcastle
1990 – 2003
Succeeded by
Christopher Charles Dalliston