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Minor Canon and Precentor
The Reverend Mark Birch has been a Minor Canon at Westminster Abbey since January 2015.
As Precentor he is responsible to the Dean of Westminster for the daily worshipping life of the Abbey, and for designing and planning many of the special services which characterise its unique life.
Mark Birch came to Westminster Abbey after two years as Priest-in-Charge of the parish of St Faith, Chaplain at the Hospital of St Cross and Chaplain at Treloar College in Alton, in the Diocese of Winchester. He was previously Chaplain at Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, and before that Chaplain and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He served his curacy at the parish of Cirencester with Watermoor in the Diocese of Gloucester.
Contact The Reverend Birch
020 7654 4968