The Queen has approved that the Venerable Jane Elizabeth Margaret Sinclair, MA, Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey in the Diocese of Lincoln be appointed to the Residentiary Canonry in Westminster Abbey as Canon Steward. This is in succession to the Reverend Canon Jane Barbara Hedges, BA, on her appointment as Dean of Norwich on 21 June 2014.
The Venerable Jane Sinclair (born 1956) was educated first at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and then trained for her ministry at St John’s College Nottingham and Nottingham University.
She served her curacy as a Deaconess at Herne Hill Saint Paul with Ruskin Park Saint Saviour, in Southwark diocese, from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1993 she was Chaplain and Lecturer at St John’s College, Nottingham. From 1993 to 2003 she was Canon Residentiary and Precentor at Sheffield Cathedral; and from 2003 to 2007 was Honorary Canon at Sheffield Cathedral. From 2003 to 2007 she was also Vicar of Rotherham Minster in the diocese of Sheffield. Since 2007 she has been Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey in the diocese of Lincoln.
Jane’s recreations include bird watching, walking the dog, the prose and poetry of George Mackay Brown, cookery, reading novels, and visiting Orkney.