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Dean of Chapel

The Dean of the Chapel is the Reverend Duncan Dormor. He has overall responsibility for the life of the Chapel and its community: For the conduct of worship, the work of the Choir and for the oversight of pastoral care within the College community.

Duncan is Director of Studies for Theology at St John's College. He lectures in the Divinity Faculty and is the author of a number of publications (see below). He is Chair of Governors at St John’s College School. Among other duties he is also responsible, as secretary to the Livings committee, for the presentation of clergy to 40 parishes in the Church of England with which the College has long historic connections.

Duncan Dormor serves on General Synod as Proctor for the University of Cambridge and on the Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England. He is also on the Governing Council of Westcott House, a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Committee, and a Trustee of the Churches Conservation Trust. 

Brief CV of Duncan Dormor

Contact Details

Tel 01223 (3)38633
Address I5 First Court

Brief Biography

Duncan Dormor was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read Human Sciences before studying for an MSc in Medical Demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For three years he worked for Dr Jack Dominian as the Information Officer of the family research and outreach organization One Plus One.

In 1992, he returned to Oxford to take a degree in Theology whilst training for ordination at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He was ordained in Lichfield Cathedral in 1995 and served as a curate at St Peter's Collegiate Church in the parish of Central Wolverhampton. He became Chaplain of St John's in 1998 and was appointed Dean in 2002.