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John Eliot Southgate (2 September 1926 – 18 December 1999) [1] was Dean of York in the Church of England; holding this post from 1984 [2] until 1994 when he was succeeded by Raymond Furnell.

Southgate was educated at the City of Norwich School and received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Studies from Durham University in 1953 [3] and a Diploma of Theology (DipTh) in 1955. [4]

He was ordained deacon in 1955, and priest in 1956. He served curacies at Glen Parva and Lee, south-east London He was Vicar of Plumstead from 1962 to 1966; Rector of Old Charlton from 1966 to 1972; Dean of Greenwich from 1968 to 1972; York Diocesan Secretary for Mission and Evangelism from 1972 to 1981;Vicar of Harome 1972 to 1977; and Archdeacon of Cleveland from 1974 to 1984. [5]

While Dean Southgate conducted the service, held in 1988, after the restoration of York Minster, which caught fire in 1984. [6] The Minster was struck by lightning four days before the retirement of the previous dean, Ronald Jasper. [7] Southgate was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of York in 1989. [8]

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  1. "Southgate, Very Rev. John Eliot, (2 Sept. 1926–18 Dec. 1999), Dean of York, 1984–94, then Dean Emeritus". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  2. New appointments The Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Ven John Southgate, has been appointed Dean of York. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, 5 Sep 1984; pg. 14; Issue 61928
  3. "Graduates". Durham Colleges Gazette, 1950-1953. 4 (25): 3.
  4. ‘SOUTHGATE, Very Rev. John Eliot’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014]
  5. Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN   0-7151-8088-6
  6. Whitney, Craig R.; Times, Special To the New York (5 November 1988). "York Minster Is Back to Life After '84 Fire". The New York Times. ISSN   0362-4331 . Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  7. Donald Gray (2004). "Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley (1917–1990)" . Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/39999 . Retrieved 27 October 2008.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  8. The University of York Honorary Graduates - 1966-2004 (2004), University of York, York, UK, viewed 2 May 2008, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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