Ken Riley (priest)

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Kenneth Joseph Riley
Dean of Manchester
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Born (1940-06-25) 25 June 1940 (age 82)
Nationality British

Kenneth Joseph Riley, OBE (born 25 June 1940) was the Dean of Manchester in the last decade of the 20th century and the first of the 21st. [2]

Born on 25 June 1940, he was educated at Aberystwyth University and Linacre College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1965 and began his ministry as a curate at Emmanuel Church, Fazakerley. [3] After this he was chaplain at Brasted Place College, [4] then Oundle School and finally Liverpool University. From 1987 to 1993 he was precentor at Liverpool Cathedral when he was elevated to the deanery. [5] He was appointed an OBE in the 2003 New Year Honours List and retired in 2005. [6]


  1. Telegraph on-line
  2. Debretts
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN   978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. National Archives
  6. flickr
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Preceded by Dean of Manchester
1993 2005
Succeeded by

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