Gerrard Andrewes (1750–1825) was an English churchman, Dean of Canterbury from 1809.
The Dean of Canterbury is the head of the Chapter of the Cathedral of Christ Church, Canterbury, England. The current office of dean originated after the English Reformation, although Deans had also existed before this time; its immediate precursor office was the prior of the cathedral-monastery. The current Dean is Robert Willis, who was appointed in 2001 and is the 39th Dean since the Reformation, though the position of Dean and Prior as the religious head of the community is almost identical so the line is unbroken back to the time of the foundation of the community by Saint Augustine in AD 597.
He was the son of Gerrard Andrewes, vicar of Syston and St. Nicholas, Leicester, and master of the Leicester Grammar School. The younger Gerrard was born at Leicester 3 April 1750, and educated at Westminster School. He was elected to a Westminster scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, took his B.A. degree in 1773, M.A. 1779, and D.D. 1807. From 1771 to 1784 he worked as an usher at Westminster School.
Syston is a town and civil parish in the district of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. The population was 11,508 at the 2001 census.
Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest. It is to the north-east of Birmingham and Coventry, south of Nottingham, and west of Peterborough.
Leicester Grammar School, is an independent secondary school situated in Great Glen, Leicestershire, England. It was founded in 1981, after the loss of the city's state-funded grammar schools.
He became occasional preacher at St Bride's Church, and afterwards at St. James's, in the Hampstead Road. In 1788 an old pupil, George Barrington, gave him the living of Zeal Monachorum, in Devon. In 1791 he became preacher at the Magdalen Hospital, and in 1799 at the Foundling Hospital. Lady Talbot admired his sermons, and presented him in 1800 to the living of Mickleham, Surrey, to which he was again presented in 1802 after resigning it upon his collation by Bishop Beilby Porteus to St James's, Piccadilly.
St Bride's Church is a church in the City of London, England. The building's most recent incarnation was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672 in Fleet Street in the City of London, though Wren's original building was largely gutted by fire during the London Blitz in 1940. Due to its location in Fleet Street, it has a long association with journalists and newspapers. The church is a distinctive sight on London's skyline and is clearly visible from a number of locations. Standing 226 feet (69m) high, it is the second tallest of all Wren's churches, with only St Paul's itself having a higher pinnacle. This is also the church that inspired Cassandra Clare’s London Institute in her Shadowhunter Chronicles novels.
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In 1809 he gave up Mickleham on his appointment by Spencer Perceval to the deanery of Canterbury. In 1812 he declined an offer of the bishopric of Chester on the plea of advancing years. He died 2 June 1825 at the rectory of Piccadilly, and was buried at Great Bookham, Surrey. His only publications are sermons.
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