Paul Burbridge

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John Paul Burbridge[1] was the Dean of Norwich[2] in the latter part of the 20th century (1983-1995). Born on 21 May 1932, he was educated at The King's School, Canterbury and King's College, Cambridge, [3] New College, Oxford, and Wells Theological College. After National Service with the Royal Artillery, he was ordained to a curacy at Eastbourne Parish Church in 1959.[4] In 1962 he was appointed vicar choral and chamberlain at York Minster. He was appointed residentiary canon precentor at York Minster[5] in 1966.[6] In 1976 he was appointed Archdeacon of Richmond and canon residentiary at Ripon Cathedral, a post he held until his appointment as Dean of Norwich in 1983 (F.S.A).

Paul Burbridge has a particular interest in model engineering and church history.


  1. ^ House of Names
  2. ^ "Church news New Dean of Norwich", The Times 27 January 1983; p.14
  3. ^ Who's Who 1992 (London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ Precentors of York Minster since 1903
  6. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992 (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Lawrence Edwards
Dean of Norwich
Succeeded by
Stephen George Platten