The Dean and Chapter is responsible for worship at the Abbey, for the care of the building and for running a world famous visitor attraction.
The Very Reverend John R Hall, Dean of Westminster
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 300 staff and 500 volunteers. Since the Abbey is a Royal Peculiar, the Dean is responsible to the Sovereign alone.
The Reverend Professor Vernon White, Sub-Dean and Canon of Westminster
The Reverend Professor Canon White is Sub-Dean, Archdeacon and Canon Theologian at the Abbey, with particular responsibility for theological study and teaching. He is a member of the Westminster Abbey Institute Steering Group. 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.
The Reverend David Stanton, Canon of Westminster
David Stanton is Canon Treasurer and Almoner, with oversight responsibility for all financial affairs at the Abbey and all matters relating to the fabric of the Abbey. He is also Vice Chair of Oxford University Research Ethics Committee (Divisions: Humanities & Social Sciences), a Distinguished Friend of Oxford University and a Governor at Westminster School.
The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Canon of Westminster
Canon Sinclair is Rector of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. St Margaret’s is adjacent to the Abbey Church, close to the Houses of Parliament, and is often called ‘The Church in Parliament Square’. Canon Sinclair works closely with the Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons; and also chairs the Steering Group of the Westminster Abbey Institute.
The Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon of Westminster
Canon Ball is Canon Steward of the Abbey. He has responsibility for all visitors, schools' work, and for hospitality offered by the Abbey. He also exercises pastoral oversight of the Abbey staff and those who worship at the Abbey.
Sir Stephen Lamport, Receiver General and Chapter Clerk
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. He is a member of the Westminster Abbey Institute Steering Group.