Paul Burbridge

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John Paul Burbridge[1] was the Dean of Norwich[2] in the last quarter of the 20th century. Born on 21 May 1932 he was educated at The King's School, Canterbury and King's College, Cambridge.[3] and New College, Oxford. After National Service with the Royal Artillery he was ordained in 1959 and began his ministry as a curate at Eastbourne Parish Church.[4] Following this he was Precentor at York Minster[5] and then a canon residentiary there.[6] In 1976 he was appointed Archdeacon of Richmond, a post he held until becoming the Dean of Norwich. F.S.A.


  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