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Simon Charles Cowling (born 1959) has been Dean of Wakefield [1] since 2018. [2]



Cowling was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, King’s College London and Lincoln Theological College. [3] He was a teacher until his ordination in 1992.


He served curacies at St Martin, Potternewton, Leeds from 1991 to 1994 and at St Chad, Far Headingley, Leeds from 1994 to 1996; and was Vicar at St Edmund King and Martyr, Roundhay from 1996 to 2007. He was Area Dean of Allerton from 2004 to 2007; Canon Residentiary and Precentor of Sheffield Cathedral from 2007 to 2013; and Rector of Bolton Priory [4] from 2013 until his appointment as dean. [5]

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  2. "Simon Charles Cowling" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. Anon (2017). "Cowling, Very Rev. Simon Charles" . Who's Who . A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U291334.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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  5. English Cathedrals
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