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Abbey clergy

The Dean and Chapter

The Dean and Chapter oversee worship at the Abbey. It also looks after our building and runs the Abbey as a visitor attraction.

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

Dean of Westminster

The Venerable David Stanton

Sub-Dean, Archdeacon and Canon of Westminster

The Reverend Jane Sinclair

Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret's Church

The Reverend Anthony Ball

Canon of Westminster

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey

Canon of Westminster

Paul Baumann

Receiver General and Chapter Clerk

Minor Canons

The Minor Canons are responsible for all worship and liturgy in the Abbey and in St Margaret's Church. This includes the singing of choral evensong, the celebration of the Eucharist and the provision of Sunday worship, as well as many special and annual services.

The Reverend Christopher Stoltz

Minor Canon and Precentor

The Reverend Mark Birch

Minor Canon and Sacrist

The Reverend Jenny Petersen

Minor Canon and Chaplain


At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Contact us

The Chapter Office
Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
SW1P 3PA +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected]

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