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Council

Andrew Tremlett, MPhil

The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett is the Dean of Durham and in this capacity he is an ex-officio member of Council.

Andrew served as a Curate in Torquay from 1989 to 1992 and then Chaplain to the Mission to Seafarers, and Assistant Chaplain to the Anglican Church in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From 1995 to 1998 he was Team Vicar in Fareham before becoming Chaplain to the Bishop of Portsmouth, and also a Parliamentary Research Assistant and Secretary to the Church of England’s Doctrine Commission. From 2003 to 2008 he was Vicar of Goring-by-Sea in Chichester diocese and then Canon Residentiary and Keeper of the Fabric at Bristol Cathedral where he was Acting Dean.

From 2010 to 2016 Andrew was Rector of St Margaret’s Church at Westminster Abbey, where he was responsible for the Abbey’s relationships with Parliament, Whitehall and other faith communities, and in 2012 established the Westminster Abbey Institute, working with Public Service Institutions and Parliament Square to support ethics in public life. In June 2014 he became Archdeacon of Westminster and Sub-Dean of the Abbey. In July 2016 he was installed as Dean of Durham.

From 2013 to 2016 he was Chairman of the Field Lane Foundation, a charitable housing association working particularly with adults with complex needs, and in 2015 because a Trustee of the Mission to Seafarers, the global welfare charity. In Durham, he is the President of the St Cuthbert's Hospice, chairing the Ethics Committee and is the Rector of St Chad's College.