Raymond Furnell

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Raymond Furnell (18 May 1936 – 10 July 2006) was the Dean of York Minster from 1994 to 2003.[1]

His first ministry position was as a curate at Cannock,[2] in the Diocese of Lichfield, from 1965 to 1969. From there, he moved to become vicar of Clayton part of Newcastle-under-Lyme, a position he held from 1969-1975. He then became Rural Dean for Stoke North[3] - a post he held until 1981 when he became Provost of Bury St Edmunds. He remained in that post until his move to York in 1994.[4]
Following his retirement, he returned to Suffolk but was a regular visitor to York. While Dean of York, he played a major role in the presentation of the York Mystery Plays to celebrate the Millennium.

  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockfords, (London, Church House 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  3. ^ The Times, Friday, Dec 06, 1974; pg. 18; Issue 59263; col E Church news
  4. ^ Times Obituary
Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Rokeby Maddock
Provost of St Edmundsbury
1981 –1994
Succeeded by
James Edgar Atwell
Preceded by
John Southgate
Dean of York
1994 –2003
Succeeded by
Keith Jones