The Very Revd Dr John Davies DL


John Davies was appointed Dean of Wells Cathedral in 2016 having previously served as Dean of Derby since 2010.

John holds an M Phil in Contemporary Theology from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and completed his Ordination Training at Westcott House, Cambridge.

John gained his PhD from Lancaster University in History and Theology in 1998.

As Dean of the Cathedral, John chairs the Cathedral Chapter and Management Committee, two bodies which give direction and manage the Cathedral.   He is responsible for capturing and embodying a vision for the Cathedral, something which he finds both demanding and immensely fulfilling.  John is a member of the Bishop’s senior leadership team and became a trustee of The Palace Trust in 2017.