Press release

Canon Residentiary Westminster Abbey

The Queen has approved that the Reverend Canon David John Stanton, MTheol, MA, be appointed.

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The Queen has approved that the Reverend Canon David John Stanton, MTheol, MA, be appointed to the Residentiary Canonry in Westminster Abbey as Canon Treasurer in succession to the Reverend Canon Robert Paul Reiss, MA, PhD on his resignation on 31 July 2013.

Notes for editors

The Reverend David Stanton (born 1960) was educated first at St Andrews University and then Ripon College Cuddesdon. He undertook graduate studies at Plymouth University and gained an MA from Exeter University. He served his curacy at St George’s, Beckenham in the diocese of Rochester from 1985 to 1988. From 1988 to 1990 he was Assistant Chaplain at Shrewsbury School and from 1990 to 1994 Priest-in-Charge at St Mary’s Abbotskerswell in the diocese of Exeter, and from 1992 to 1997 Chaplain of Plymouth University. In 1994 he became Priest-in-Charge of St John’s Bovey Tracey, and from 1998 to 2005 Rural Dean of Moreton. From 1995 to 2005 he was a Diocesan Vocational Adviser and Warden of Readers from 1996 to 2003. He was also Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands from 2003 to 2005. Since 2005 he was Canon Precentor and Canon Pastor at Worcester Cathedral. He remains a Non executive Director at the Wales Audit Office and a Church Commissioner for England.

David Stanton is married to Sarah, and they have two daughters. His recreations include cricket and fly-fishing.

Published 11 June 2013