Patrick Mitchell (priest)

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Patrick Reynolds Mitchell KCVO [1] (17 March 1930 – 23 January 2020) was an English Anglican priest.


Mitchell was born on 17 March 1930 [2] and educated at Eton, Merton College, Oxford., [3] and Wells Theological College. Ordained in 1955 [4] he began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St. Mark's Church, Mansfield [5] following which he was Priest-Vicar of Wells Cathedral.

Mitchell would go on to hold incumbencies in Milton, Portsmouth and Frome Selwood, Somerset before being appointed Dean of Wells in 1973, [6] a position he held for 16 years; during his deanship he oversaw a major restoration of the cathedral. [7] In 1981, he was appointed to the Cathedrals Advisory Commission for England. [7] In 1989, he became Dean of Windsor until his retirement eight years later, when he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO). [8]

He died in January 2020 at the age of 89. [7] [9]

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  2. Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN   978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 406.
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN   978-0-7151-1030-0
  5. Church web-site
  6. Debrett's People of Today: Ed Ellis,P (1992, London, Debrett's) ISBN   1-870520-09-2)
  7. 1 2 3 The Very Reverend Patrick Mitchell, popular Dean of Wells and then of Windsor who was a trusted adviser to the Queen on Church affairs – obituary
  8. "No. 55247". The London Gazette . 8 September 1998. p. 9719.
  9. "Obituary: The Very Revd Patrick Mitchel".
Church of England titles
Preceded by Dean of Wells
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Preceded by Dean of Windsor
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