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The Assistant Chaplain

The Rev'd Canon Neil Heavisides

Neil joined St John’s College as Assistant Chaplain in January 2018 and was also Assistant Chaplain here at St John's during the academic year 2015-16. Neil was ordained priest in 1976 and has served in the dioceses of Durham, Southwark and Salisbury as a parish priest, and until recently Residentiary Canon and Precentor at Gloucester Cathedral. His roots are in the North East of England and Scotland. He delights in reading novels and poetry and enjoys the fruits of creative cooking, drama and music of many varieties. During his time at Gloucester he has been very fortunate to have worked with a most distinguished group of musicians including John Sanders, David Briggs, Andrew Nethsingha and more recently Adrian Partington