David Fleming (priest)

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David Fleming (b 8 June 1937) is an Anglican priest: he was Archdeacon of Wisbech from 1984 to 1993; Chaplain-General of Prisons from 1994 to 2001; [1] and an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen from 1995 to 2007. [2]

Priest person authorized to lead the sacred rituals of a religion (for a minister use Q1423891)

A priest or priestess is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities. Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which also may apply to such persons collectively.

The Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Diocese of Ely. The archdeacon is responsible for some clergy discipline and pastoral care in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon and Wisbech.

The Chaplain-General of Prisons is the head of the Church of England's chaplaincy to prisons. He is also an ex officio member of the House of Clergy of the General Synod.

Fleming was educated at King Edward VII School, King's Lynn and Kelham Theological College. After National Service with the Royal Norfolk Regiment he was ordained in 1963. [3] After curacies in Liverpool and Sandringham he was Vicar of Great Staughton and Chaplain of HM Borstal, Gaynes Hall from 1968 to 1976 (and Rural Dean of St Neots from 1972 to 1976. He was Vicar of Whittlesey and Rural Dean of March from 1977 to 1982. He was Priest in charge of Pondersbridge from 1983 to 1985 and Vicar of Wisbech from 1985 to 1988. He was an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral from 1982 to 2001.

Royal Norfolk Regiment Infantry regiment of the British Army

The Royal Norfolk Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army until 1959. Its predecessor regiment was raised in 1685 as Henry Cornwall's Regiment of Foot. In 1751, it was numbered like most other British Army regiments and named the 9th Regiment of Foot.

Curate person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish

A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish. In this sense, "curate" correctly means a parish priest; but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used to describe clergy who are assistants to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.

Liverpool City and metropolitan borough in England

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.


  1. Head of religious care in jails to retire(Richard Ford Home Correspondent) The Times, Thursday, February 15, 2001; pg. 6; Issue 67063
  2. ‘FLEMING, Ven. David’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 ; online edn, Dec 2013 accessed 13 March 2014
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 p325 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William James Patterson
Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech
Succeeded by
Jim Rone
Preceded by
Keith Salisbury Pound
Chaplain-General of Prisons
Succeeded by
William Noblett

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