The Very Reverend Dr John Hall was installed as the 38th Dean of Westminster on 2 December 2006. The Dean oversees the spiritual life of the Collegiate Church of St Peter Westminster, better known as Westminster Abbey, and gives leadership to the Abbey community, which includes 200 staff and 400 volunteers. Since the Abbey is a Royal Peculiar, the Dean is responsible to the Sovereign alone.
Canon Reiss has been Canon Treasurer and Almoner since 2005 and Sub-Dean since 2011. He was previously Archdeacon of Surrey in the Diocese of Guildford. While at the Abbey he has completed a PhD in ecclesiastical history, which is due to be published as ‘The Testing of Vocation: a Twentieth Century History’ later in 2012.
Jane Hedges is Canon Steward of the Abbey, taking responsibility for our ministry of welcome to over one million visitors and pilgrims each year. In line with our Benedictine tradition she is also responsible for making sure the Abbey offers generous hospitality to our guests and she oversees the work of the Abbey gardeners.
Canon Tremlett is Rector of St Margaret’s Church which stands beside Westminster Abbey close to the Houses of Parliament and is commonly called ‘the parish church of the House of Commons’. Canon Tremlett works closely with the Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Canon White is Canon Theologian at the Abbey, with particular responsibility for theological study and teaching. He is also Visiting Professor in Theology at King’s College London. He has had a longstanding concern for both academic and public theology, and is the author of a number of books.
Sir Stephen Lamport KCVO DL is Receiver General of the Abbey and Clerk to the Dean and Chapter. His is the most senior lay position at the Abbey. He is responsible for the overall control and running of all financial, administrative, protocol, fabric and personnel matters, for the security of the Abbey and its precincts and for the overall co-ordination of all affairs affecting the administrative life of the Abbey.