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The Dean of St Paul's is the head of the Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral in London, England and an extremely influential position in the Church of England. The current Dean is Graeme Knowles, formerly Bishop of Sodor and Man. He was installed on 1 October 2007. He succeeded John Moses, who was appointed in 1996, and retired in 2006. The Dean of St Paul's is, ex officio, the Dean of the Order of the British Empire.

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List of Deans

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Pre-Reformation

c.1180 to - ????: Ralph de Diceto
1241 - 1243: William de Sanctae Mariae ecclesia
??? - July 1262: Richard Talbot: became Bishop of London
??? - 1273: John Chishull: became Bishop of London, Lord Chancellor Lord Treasurer

1276-1283 Thomas Ingoldsthorpe: became Bishop of Rochester

1294 - 1304: Ralph de Baldoc: became Bishop of London
???? - 1313: Arnald Frangerius de Cantilupo
(1314 - 1316: John de Sandale)
1314 - 1322: Vitalis de Testa
(c.1316 -1317 Richard de Newport) became Bishop of London
(1317: Roger de Northburgh)
1322 - 1335: John de Everdon
1335 - 1354: Gilbert de Bruera
1354 - 1361: Richard de Kilvington
1361 - 1364: Thomas de Trillek became Bishop of Rochester
(1362 Walter de Alderbury)
1364 - 1389: John de Appleby
1389 - 1400: Thomas de Eure
1400 - 1405: Thomas Stowe
1406 - 1421: Thomas More
1422 - 1441: Reginald Kentwood
1441 - 1456: Thomas Lisieux
1456 - 1457: Laurence Booth
1457 - 1468: William Say
1468 - 1471: Roger Radclyffe
1471 - 1478: Thomas Wynterbourne
1479 - 1499: William Worsley
1499 - 1505: Robert Sherborne: became Bishop of Saint David's
1505 - 1519: John Colet
1519 - 1536: Richard Pace (d.1536)
1536 - 1540: Richard Sampson: also Bishop of Chichester

Post-Reformation

1540 - 1545: John Incent
1545 - 1554: William May (first appointment)
1554 - 1556: John Feckenham
1556 - 1559: Henry Cole
1559 - 1560: William May (second appointment)
1560 - 1602: Alexander Nowell
1602 - 1614: John Overall: became Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry
1614 - 1621: Valentine Carey: became Bishop of Exeter
1621 - 1631: John Donne
1631 - 1642: Thomas Winniffe: became Bishop of Lincoln
1642 - 1651: Richard Steward (not installed but called dean)
1651 - 1660: None
1660 - 1661: Matthew Nicholas
1661 - 1664: John Barwick
1664 - 1678: William Sancroft: became Archbishop of Canterbury
1678 - 1689: Edward Stillingfleet: became Bishop of Worcester
1689 - 1691: John Tillotson: became Archbishop of Canterbury
1691 - 1707: William Sherlock
1707 - 1726: Henry Godolphin
1726 - 1740: Francis Hare: became Bishop of Chichester in 1731 holding deanery in commendam
1740 - 1750: Joseph Butler: became Bishop of Durham
1750 - 1758: Thomas Secker (also Bishop of Oxford): became Archbishop of Canterbury
1758 - 1766: John Hume: became Bishop of Salisbury
1766 - 1768: Frederick Cornwallis: also Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry
1768 - 1782: Thomas Newton: also Bishop of Bristol
1782 - 1787: Thomas Thurlow: also Bishop of Lincoln became Bishop of Durham
1787 - 1820: George Pretyman: changed his name to George Pretyman Tomline: became Bishop of Winchester
1820 - 1826: William van Mildert: (also Bishop of Llandaff) became Bishop of Durham
1826 - 1827: Charles Richard Sumner: (also Bishop of Llandaff): became Bishop of Winchester
1827 - 1849: Edward Copleston (also Bishop of Llandaff)
1849 - 1868: Henry Hart Milman
1868 - 1871: Henry Longueville Mansel
1871 - 1890: Richard William Church
1891 - 1911: Robert Gregory
1911 - 1934: William Ralph Inge
1934 - 1967: Walter Robert Matthews - lived 1881-1973, also Dean of Exeter 1931-1934
1967 - 1978: Martin Gloster Sullivan 1910-1980 former Archdeacon of London
1978 - 1988: Alan Brunskill Webster - former Dean of Norwich
1988 - 1996: Thomas Eric Evans - former Canon Residentiary of Gloucester
1996 - 2006: John Moses - former Provost of Chelmsford
2007 - Graeme Paul Knowles - former Bishop of Sodor and Man

Sources

  • 'Deans of St Paul's', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 5: St Paul's, London (1963), pp. 4-7. URL: [1]. Date accessed: 25 October 2005.
  • 'Deans of St Paul's', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 1: St. Paul's, London (1969), pp. 5-7. URL: [2]. Date accessed: 21 October 2005.
  • WR Matthews: [3] Date accessed: 15 February 2006.
  • St Paul's Cathedral press release 23 Jan 2006: [4] Date accessed: 15 February 2006.

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