The Prime Minister’s Office has issued the following Press Release on the appointment of the Reverend Jonathan Greener as Dean of the Cathedral Church, Exeter.
Dean of Exeter: Jonathan Greener
- Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP
- 19 September 2017
Reverend Jonathan Desmond Francis Greener has been appointed Dean of the Cathedral Church, Exeter.
The Queen has approved the nomination of the Very Reverend Jonathan Desmond Francis Greener, MA, Dean of Wakefield, in the diocese of Leeds, to be appointed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Exeter, on the resignation of the Very Reverend Jonathan Lee Draper, BA, PhD, on 31 August 2017.
The Very Reverend Jonathan Greener (56) trained for ordination at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. He studied Theology and Religious Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. He served his title as Curate at St Matthew, Elephant and Castle, in the diocese of Southwark from 1991 to 1994 before becoming Bishop of Truro’s Domestic Chaplain from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2003 he was Vicar at the Good Shepherd, Brighton in Chichester diocese. From 2003 to 2007 he was Archdeacon of Pontefract in Wakefield diocese. From 2007 to 2014 he was Dean of Wakefield in Wakefield diocese and since 2014 he has been Dean of Wakefield in Leeds diocese.
He is married to Pamela, a retired international tax accountant, now a freelance musician.
His interests include photography, cookery, languages and travel.
The former Dean of Exeter, the Very Reverend Dr Jonathan Draper, announced his retirement on 12 March 2017. A copy of the Cathedral’s Press Release was reproduced in an earlier post. In September last year, we reported that the Bishop of Exeter had published his Charge following the Cathedral Visitation which was undertaken at the request of the Chapter and initiated by letter dated 17 November 2015. Dr Draper is now Secretary General, Modern Church.