List of deans in the Church of England

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The deans in the Church of England are the senior Anglican clergy who head the chapter of a collegiate church (almost all of which are cathedrals). If they are dean of the diocesan chapter, they are the senior priest of the diocese and often also undertake some other diocesan and civic duties in the area. As of 31 May 2022, there are 46 deans (including vacancies): 44 of cathedrals plus the two royal peculiars.

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Deans

ChurchDeanPersonDate of birth & ageInstituted [lower-roman 1]
Canterbury Cathedral The Dean of Canterbury David Monteith 5 June 1968 (age 54)18 May 2013 (Leicester) [1]
17 December 2022 (Canterbury) [2]
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle The Dean of Windsor [upper-alpha 1] David Conner 6 April 1947 (age 75)7 December 1998 [4]
Peterborough Cathedral The Dean of Peterborough Chris Dalliston 2 April 1956 (age 66)12 July 2003 (Newcastle)
20 January 2018 (Peterborough) [5]
Lichfield Cathedral The Dean of Lichfield Adrian Dorber [upper-alpha 2] 23 September 1952 (age 70)24 September 2005
Manchester Cathedral The Dean of Manchester Rogers Govender 27 June 1960 (age 62)14 January 2006
Worcester Cathedral The Dean of Worcester Peter Atkinson 26 August 1952 (age 70)28 April 2007
Exeter Cathedral The Dean of Exeter Jonathan Greener 9 March 1961 (age 61)8 December 2007 (Wakefield)
26 November 2017 (Exeter)
Westminster Abbey The Dean of Westminster David Hoyle 1957 (age 6566)29 May 2010 (Bristol)
16 November 2019 (Westminster) [7]
Winchester Cathedral The Dean of Winchester Catherine Ogle 12 May 1961 (age 61) [8] 2 September 2010 (Birmingham) [9]
11 February 2017 (Winchester) [10]
Peel Cathedral The Dean of Peel Nigel Godfrey 25 April 1951 (age 71)15 October 2011
Southwark Cathedral The Dean of Southwark Andrew Nunn [upper-alpha 3] 30 July 1957 (age 65) [12] 21 January 2012 [13]
Ely Cathedral The Dean of Ely Mark Bonney 2 March 1957 (age 65) [14] 22 September 2012
Coventry Cathedral The Dean of Coventry John Witcombe 1 March 1959 (age 63)19 January 2013 [15]
Guildford Cathedral The Dean of Guildford Dianna Gwilliams 1957 (age 6566) [16] 15 September 2013 [17]
Chelmsford Cathedral The Dean of Chelmsford Nicholas Henshall [upper-alpha 4] 6 April 1962 (age 60)2 February 2014 [19]
Ripon Cathedral [lower-roman 2] The Dean of Ripon John Dobson [21] 16 November 1964 (age 58)14 June 2014 [22]
Chichester Cathedral The Dean of Chichester Stephen Waine [upper-alpha 5] 1959 (age 6364) [24] 14 February 2015 [25]
York Minster The Dean of York Dominic Barrington 1962 (age 6061) [26] 13 September 2015 (Chicago) [27]
12 November 2022 (York) [28]
Rochester Cathedral The Dean of Rochester Philip Hesketh [29] 15 November 1964 (age 58)19 June 2016 [30]
St Paul's Cathedral, London The Dean of St Paul's Andrew Tremlett 9 March 1964 (age 58) [31] 17 July 2016 (Durham) [32]
25 September 2022 (St Paul's) [33]
Southwell Minster The Dean of Southwell Nicola Sullivan [34] 15 August 1958 (age 64) [35] 17 September 2016 [36]
Lincoln Cathedral The Dean of Lincoln Christine Wilson [upper-alpha 6] 26 March 1958 (age 64) [38] 22 October 2016 [39]
Blackburn Cathedral The Dean of Blackburn Peter Howell-Jones 1962 (age 6061)25 March 2017 [40]
Birmingham Cathedral The Dean of Birmingham Matt Thompson 1968 (age 5455) [41] 30 September 2017 [42]
Liverpool Cathedral The Dean of Liverpool Sue Jones 1960 (age 6263) [43] 5 May 2018 [44]
St Edmundsbury Cathedral The Dean of St Edmundsbury Joe Hawes 1965 (age 5758) [45] 14 July 2018 [46]
Chester Cathedral The Dean of Chester Tim Stratford 26 February 1961 (age 61) [47] 8 September 2018 [48]
Salisbury Cathedral The Dean of Salisbury Nick Papadopulos 1966 (age 5657) [49] 9 September 2018 [50]
Wakefield Cathedral [lower-roman 2] The Dean of Wakefield Simon Cowling 1966 (age 5657) [51] 29 September 2018 [52]
Portsmouth Cathedral The Dean of Portsmouth Anthony Cane 1961 (age 6162) [53] 16 March 2019 [54]
Derby Cathedral The Dean of Derby Peter Robinson 1961 (age 6162) [55] 20 July 2020 [56]
Bristol Cathedral The Dean of Bristol Mandy Ford 1961 (age 6162) [57] 3 October 2020 [58]
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar The Dean of Gibraltar Ian Tarrant 1957 (age 6566) [59] 13 October 2020 [60]
Hereford Cathedral The Dean of Hereford Sarah Brown withheld [61] 2 October 2021 [62]
Sheffield Cathedral The Dean of Sheffield Abi Thompson 1975 (age 4748) [63] 6 November 2021 [64]
St Albans Cathedral The Dean of St Albans Jo Kelly-Moore 1968 (age 5455) [65] 4 December 2021 [66]
Bradford Cathedral [lower-roman 2] The Dean of Bradford Andy Bowerman 1967 (age 5556) [67] 19 June 2022 [68]
Norwich Cathedral Dean-designate of Norwich,
 Interim  Dean of Gloucester
Andrew Braddock 1971 (age 5152) [69] 28 January 2023 (announced) [70]
Gloucester Cathedral Dean-designate of Gloucester Andrew Zihni 1977 (age 4546) [71] "April 2023" (announced) [72]
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford The Dean of Christ Church Vacant since 26 April 2022 [73]
Durham Cathedral The Dean of Durham Vacant since 25 September 2022
Carlisle Cathedral The Dean of Carlisle Vacant since 30 September 2022
Truro Cathedral The Dean of Truro Vacant since 30 September 2022
Newcastle Cathedral The Dean of Newcastle Vacant since November 2022
Leicester Cathedral The Dean of Leicester Vacant since 17 December 2022
Wells Cathedral The Dean of Wells Vacant since 6 January 2023

Acting deans

ChurchActing deanPersonDate of birth & ageActing since
Norwich Cathedral Acting Dean of Norwich,
 the Vice-Dean and Canon Librarian
Peter Doll 1962 (age 6061) [74] 1 May 2022 [75]
Canterbury Cathedral Acting Dean of Canterbury and
  Canon Residentiary
Jane Hedges 1955 (age 6768) [76] mid-June 2022 [77]
Durham Cathedral Acting Dean of Durham,
 the Vice-Dean and Canon Precentor
Michael Hampel 1967 (age 5556) [78] 25 September 2022 [79] [33]
Leicester Cathedral Acting Dean of Leicester,
 Sub-Dean and Canon Missioner
Karen Rooms 1955 (age 6768) [80] 17 December 2022 (announced) [81]

See also

Resignations and retirements

  1. Conner is to retire effective 31 July 2023. [3]
  2. Dorber is to retire 31 March 2023. [6]
  3. Nunn is to retire 4 July 2023. [11]
  4. Henshall is to resign the Deanery in February 2023 to return to parish ministry. [18]
  5. Waine is to resign the Deanery in April 2023 to return to parish ministry. [23]
  6. Wilson is to retire effective 31 March 2023. [37]

Notes

  1. The date the person first became a dean.
  2. 1 2 3 When the Diocese of Leeds was formed on 20 April 2014, the cathedrals at Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield became part of that diocese; each (acting) dean remained (acting) dean of their respective cathedral. The reorganisation scheme created the position of "presiding dean of the diocesan chapter" and senior priest of the new diocese, [20] but that role has never been referred to since.

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