Adrian Dorber

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Adrian Dorber
Dean of Lichfield
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Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield
Installed24 September 2005
Predecessor Michael Yorke
Other post(s)Director of Ministries and Training, Diocese of Durham (1997–2005)
Ordination1979 (deacon)
1980 (priest)
Personal details
Born (1952-09-23) 23 September 1952 (age 70)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater St John's College, Durham

Adrian John Dorber (born 23 September 1952) is a British Anglican priest. Since 2005, he has been the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral in the Church of England. [1] [2]


Early life and education

Dorber was born on 23 September 1952. [3] He was educated at St John's College, Durham (BA, 1974) and King's College London (MTh, 1991). [4]

Ordained ministry

Dorber was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1979 and as a priest in 1980. [4] His first post was a curacy at St Michael and St Mary Magdalene's Church in Easthampstead, Berkshire [5] after which he was Priest in charge at St Barnabas, Emmer Green. From 1985 to 1997 he was Chaplain of Portsmouth Polytechnic then, when its status changed, Portsmouth University. He was Director of Ministries and Training in the Diocese of Durham before his elevation to the Deanery as Dean of Lichfield [6] on 24 September 2005. Dorber's retirement has been announced, effective 31 March 2023. [7]

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  1. Anglican Communion
  2. Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0
  3. Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN   978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. 1 2 "Adrian John Dorber" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  5. Church web-site
  6. Official announcement
  7. "Dean of Lichfield to retire". Diocese of Lichfield. 5 December 2022. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022. Retrieved 9 December 2022.