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The Dean of Worcester is the head of the Chapter of Worcester Cathedral in Worcester, [1] England. The deanery is vacant; when one is in post, the dean Peter Atkinson, who lives at The Deanery, College Green, Worcester. [2]


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  1. Worcester Cathedral, UK.
  2. Crockford's on-line accessed by subscription Tuesday 11 June 2013 06:10 GMT
  3. Official notification of appointment Archived 2009-09-29 at the Wayback Machine , 10 Downing Street, British Government, UK.
  4. Peter Atkinson: New Dean, BBC Hereford and Worcester, UK.
  5. "The Dean of Worcester Retires After 16 Years" (PDF). Worcester Cathedral. 17 August 2023. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2023. Retrieved 2 September 2023.