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David Monteith was installed as Dean of Leicester in May 2013, and currently has the lead role in the Diocese for interring the remains of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral. He previously held the position of Canon Chancellor of Leicester Cathedral, heading up the Cathedral’s pastoral and educational work.
David hails originally from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. His first degree was in zoology, which was followed by postgraduate study in theology at St John’s Nottingham. David’s ministry has been largely city-based, having served in the dioceses of Birmingham (where he was ordained), 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, David was a Team Rector of a large team ministry in Wimbledon where the church grew in number and impact, and as Area Dean of Merton he served the church in one of London’s most diverse areas.
In addition to his duties as Dean of Leicester, David is Chair of Trustees for the St Philip’s Centre, an ecumenical Christian centre fostering study and engagement in a multi-faith context. He is also a keen gardener and lover of contemporary poetry and the visual arts.