The Very Revd David Monteith (Doctor of Laws)

Thursday 14 July, 11 am

David Monteith is Dean of Leicester Cathedral.  He was born in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland and his first degree from Durham University was in Zoology, followed by postgraduate study in Theology at St John’s, Nottingham.  His ministry has been largely city-based; he was ordained in the diocese of Birmingham and worked in London and Southwark.  As Associate Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields he was heavily involved in the multi-million pound refurbishment of the church and the support of the congregation as they went through a time of enormous change.  In the Diocese of Southwark, he was a Team Rector of a large team ministry in South Wimbledon, where the church grew in number and impact.  As Area Dean of Merton he served the church in one of London’s most diverse areas. He then held the position of Canon Chancellor of Leicester Cathedral, heading up the Cathedral’s pastoral and educational work.   He was appointed Dean of Leicester in May 2013.   In that capacity, he led the Cathedral’s work to reorder the building and reinter King Richard III in March 2015, successfully raising £2.5 million to complete the project. As Dean, he is responsible for the development of the Cathedral’s work, witness and outreach, developing and utilising a vibrant team of staff and volunteers. As the Senior Priest in the Diocese he works with the Bishop of Leicester to serve the city and county.  In addition to his duties as Dean of Leicester, he is Chair of Trustees for St Philip’s Centre, an ecumenical Christian centre fostering study and engagement in a multi-faith context.

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“I feel very humbled to receive this honour on behalf of the entire Cathedral team and look forward to many more opportunities to serve this great city and county.”

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