• Dean of Canterbury

    Dean of Canterbury

    The Dean of Canterbury is the head of the Chapter of the Cathedral of Christ Church, Canterbury, England. The current office of dean originated after the English Reformation, although Deans had also existed before this time; its immediate precursor office was the prior of the cathedral-monastery. The current Dean is Robert Willis, who was appointed in 2001 and is the 39th Dean since the Reformation, though the position of Dean and Prior as the religious head of the community is almost identical so the line is unbroken back to the time of the foundation of the community by Saint Augustine in AD 597.

  • Thomas Turner (Dean of Canterbury)

    Thomas Turner (1591 – 8 October, 1672) was an English royalist churchman and Dean of Canterbury.

  • John Lynch (Dean of Canterbury)

    The Very Reverend John Lynch (1697–1760), of The Groves at Staple, Kent, was an 18th-century Church of England clergyman, Royal chaplain to the King (1727-34) Dean of Canterbury (1734-60) and Archdeacon of Canterbury.

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