Dean of Worcester

The Very Revd Peter Atkinson

01905 732900 / 732909 / 732939 (Chapter Office)

The Very Reverend Peter Atkinson - Dean of Worcester Cathedral

Main responsibilities

With the whole Cathedral Chapter, to govern and direct the life and work of the Cathedral as the seat of the Bishop and as a centre of worship and mission for the whole Diocese.

With the whole Cathedral Chapter, to maintain the fabric of the Cathedral building, to employ the Cathedral staff, and to raise the funds needed both for the fabric and for the work of the Cathedral.

As senior priest of the Diocese, to be a member of the Bishop’s Staff Meeting, and to support the Bishop in his ministry.

About me

I have been Dean of Worcester since 2007, having previously been a parish priest in South London, Bath, and Sussex, a Theological College principal and a Cathedral canon.

I have written two books, Friendship and the Body of Christ (SPCK 2004) and The Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible (LionHudson 2008). The latter has now been translated into nine other languages.

I am married to Lynne, who is a Teaching Assistant at Hollymount School, Worcester, and we have three grown-up children.