Richard Eyre (priest)

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Richard Montague Stephens Eyre (16 May 1929 - 12 December 2012[1]) was an Anglican priest. He was the Dean of Exeter from 1981 to 1995.[2]

Eyre was educated at Charterhouse School and Oriel College, Oxford. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1957 [3] and began his ministry as a curate at St Mark’s Portsea, Portsmouth. After this, he was a tutor at Chichester Theological College then a chaplain at Eastbourne College. From 1965 to 1973, he was the Vicar of Arundel and from 1975 to 1981, the Archdeacon of Chichester, before his appointment as the Dean of Exeter.


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ London Gazette12 January 1981
  3. ^ Crockford’s 1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Clifford Chapman
Dean of Exeter
1981– 1995
Succeeded by
Keith Jones