Institute people

Westminster Abbey Institute is run by a Steering Group, consisting of the Canon Theologian as Chair, the Director of the Institute, the Canon Rector of St Margaret’s and the Receiver General. The Director is assisted by a Manager and an Administrator. The Institute is advised by a Council of Reference chaired by the Dean of Westminster.

The Director is assisted by a Manager and Administrator. The Institute is advised by a Council of Reference chaired by the Dean of Westminster.

Steering Group

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon of Westminster

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey

The Canon Theologian and Almoner

Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute

Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert

Director, Westminster Abbey Institute

The Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon of Westminster

The Reverend Anthony Ball

The Rector of St Margaret's

Paul Baumann, Receiver General and Chapter Clerk

Paul Baumann CBE

Chapter Clerk and Receiver General

Institute staff

Kathleen James, Manager

[email protected]

020 7654 4963

Aneta Horniak, Assistant

[email protected]

020 7654 4911


Council of Reference

Senior Fellows

Chair - The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE The Rt Hon. the Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE
Baroness Ashton of Upholland, GCMG, PC General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL
General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen Canon Professor Grace Davie
Mr Mark Easton The Rt Hon. the Baroness D'Souza CMG
The Lord Evans of Weardale KCB Sir William Fittall
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC Professor David Ford OBE
Lord Hodge, PC Professor The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield
The Lord Hogan-Howe Kt QPM The Rt Hon. the Lord Judge
Sir George Edward Howarth MP Lord Bob Kerslake
Mrs Claire Ighodaro CBE Sir Stephen Lamport GCVO DL
Mr Matt Magee The Rt Hon. the Lord Luce KG GCVO DL
The Rt Hon. Lady May, MP Mr Sandy Nairne CBE FSA
Dame Clare Moriarty DCB The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Sir Paul Nurse PRS PhD Sir David Normington GCB
Mr William Nye LVO Mr Mark Ormerod CB
Ms Josie Rourke Mrs Jenny Rowe CB
Professor Janet Soskice The Lord Saatchi
Professor Sir Richard Trainor KBE, AcSS, FRHistS, FKC The Rt Hon. Jack Straw
Sir Thomas Whinfield Scholar KCB The Reverend Professor Vernon White
Lord Woolley of Woodford The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett
  The Rt Hon. Sir Edward Young KCVO