The Very Revd. Andrew Nunn

'Bankside is one of the truly historic districts of London, a place in which people have lived, worked and played.  We still do.  Those of us who have the privilege of being Bankside residents know why this is one of the most popular areas to live in, to spend time in and to do business in.  It is vibrant, exciting and diverse; a place of spiritual nourishment in our ancient cathedral and physical nourishment in the Borough Market; a place in which minds and imaginations are stretched in the Globe and the Tate; a place in which media, arts, finance and law have global hubs and make local contributions.


However, Bankside residents also know that with all that is positive and to be celebrated come real challenges.  Maintaining this diverse and real community needs conscious commitment. Supporting neighbours in the stresses of daily living is something we all have to do. Making sure there is a worthwhile Bankside to hand on to our children calls for vigilance and determination. That is why, as Rector of the Church of England parish, Dean of the Cathedral and a resident in this area I am delighted to be a Patron of the Bankside Residents Forum. This is our forum for this is our Bankside.'

About The Very Revd Andrew Nunn

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn was born in Leicester in 1957. He grew up there and attended primary and secondary schools in Wigston, where he was also a member of the choir of All Saints Church, Wigston Magna.

Andrew was installed as Dean of Southwark in January 2012. Prior to that, he was Sub Dean and Precentor of Southwark (1999-2010) and Acting Dean from November 2010.

He is a member of the General Synod and Southwark Diocesan Synod. He is a Foundation Governor of St Saviour's & St Olave's Girls' School in Southwark. He is also Chaplain to the Worshipful Company of Launderers, the Worshipful Company of Innholders and the Whitsters Club.

Andrew contributes to the local church by teaching and speaking at a number of courses and events in the Diocese of Southwark and further afield outside the Diocese. He is a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and on the Panel of Chairs of the Synod.


He served as a member of the Crown Nominations Commission from 2011 until 2017. He is Rector General of the Society of Catholic Priests.

His many interests include theatre, cinema, reading and travel.

1975-1979 Leicester Polytechnic BA (Hons) Public Administration
1980-1982 Leeds University BA (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies
1980-1983 College of the Resurrection, Mirfield GME



Posts held since ordination

Assistant Curate, Manston, St James (Diocese of Ripon)

Curate-in-Charge, St Hilda, Richmond Hill (Ripon)

Chaplain, Agnes Stewart CE High School, Leeds

Vicar, Richmond Hill (Ripon)

1995-1999 (Diocese of Southwark)
Chaplain and Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Southwark

1995-1999 (Southwark)
Priest Vicar, Southwark Cathedral

1999-to date
Vice Provost and Precentor, Southwark Cathedral 1999-2000


Sub Dean and Precentor, Southwark Cathedral 2000-2010
Acting Dean of Southwark 2010-2011
Dean of Southwark 2012-


Proctor in Convocation, General Synod 2005-2010; 2010-15; 2015-
Chaplain to the General Synod 2011-13
Member of the Liturgical Commission 2011-13
Member, Crown Nominations Commission 2011- August 2017
Senior Selector/Bishops’ Selection Advisor (Vocation) 2008-2012
Delegate from the Archbishops’ Council to the TEAM Conference, South Africa 2007
Honorary Chaplain and Honorary Liveryman, The Worshipful Company of Launderers 2000-
Honorary Chaplain, The Whitsters Club 2007-
Honorary Liveryman, The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass 2012-
Honorary Chaplain, The Worshipful Company of Innholders 2014-
Honorary Chaplain, City Hall Branch, Royal British Legion 2015-


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