Stephen Waine

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Stephen Waine
Church Church of England
Personal details
Birth name Stephen John Waine
Born 1959 (age 55–56)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglicanism
Education University of East Anglia

Stephen John Waine (born 1959) is an Anglican priest. Since February 2015, he has been the Dean of Chichester.[1] He had been the Archdeacon of Dorset since 2010.[2]

Early life[edit]

Waine was born in 1959.[3] He studied Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia and graduated Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1980. He then trained for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge.[4]

Religious life[edit]

He was ordained into the Church of England in 1985.[5] He then served his curacy at St Peter’s Church, Wolverhampton.[6] He was Succentor at St Paul's Cathedral from 1988 to 1993. After this, he was Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Romford. In 2010, he was appointed Archdeacon of Dorset.[1]

In November 2014 it was announced that he would succeed Nicholas Frayling as Dean of Chichester. He took up the post in February 2015.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Archdeacon Stephen Waine named as new Dean of Chichester". BBC News. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Salisbury diocese website
  3. ^ Who's Who 2012 – WAINE, Stephen John
  4. ^ "The Ven Stephen Waine - bio" (doc). Who's Who. Diocese of Salisbury. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  6. ^ Church details