Peter Baelz

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The Very Reverend Peter Richard Baelz was an Anglican Dean [1] from 1980 until 1988. Born on 27 July 1923,[2] he was educated at Dulwich and Cambridge University. He was ordained in 1950 [3] and began his career with curacies in Bournville and Sherborne . After this he held incumbencies at Wishaw, Warwickshire and Bournville, Birmingham. From 1970 to 1982 he was Fellow and Dean of Jesus College, Cambridge and a Lecturer in Divinity. Next he was Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford and finally Dean of Durham. An eminent author,[4] he died on 15 March 2000.


  1. ^ ”The Deans”, Beeson,T.R: London, SCM, 2004 ISBN 0-334-02987-2
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Prayer and Providence”, 1968; “Ethics and Belief”, 1977; Does God Answer Prayer?, 1982; “Embracing the Chaos”, 1990; and “Veritatis Splendor: a response”, 1994 > British Library web site accessed 18:12 GMT Friday 6th November, 2009
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Eric William Heaton
Dean of Durham
1980– 1988
Succeeded by
John Robert Arnold