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Suffragan See of Dorchester

The Queen has approved the appointment of the Reverend Canon Colin William Fletcher MA OBE, Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Suffragan See of Dorchester in the Diocese of Oxford in succession to the Right Reverend Anthony John Russell BA DPhil on his elevation to the Bishopric of Ely.


18th July 2000


Notes for Editors

Canon Fletcher (born 1950) studied theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He served his first curacy at St Peter, Shipley, in the Diocese of Bradford. From 1979 to 1984 he was a tutor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Curate of St Andrew, Oxford. From 1984 to 1993 he was Vicar of Margate, Holy Trinity and Rural Dean of Thanet 1988 to 1993 in the Diocese of Canterbury before becoming Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1993.

Canon Fletcher is married to Sarah and they have three children. His interests include walking, ornithology and a variety of sports.

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