Press release

Canonry of Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor: Mark Powell

The Queen has approved the appointment of Reverend Mark Powell to the Canonry of Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor.


The Queen has approved that the Reverend Mark Powell, BSc, MA, PhD, Rector of Melbourne, Ticknall, Smisby and Stanton-by-Bridge, in the Diocese of Derby be appointed to the Canonry of Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor in succession to the Reverend Canon James Welford Woodward, BD, MPhil, PhD, on his resignation on 30 September 2015.

Notes for editors

Mark Powell (aged 58) trained for the ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon, after studying chemistry at the University of Bath and obtaining a doctorate on non-narcotic analgesics. From 1985 to 1988, he was Curate at Evesham in Worcester diocese. From 1988 to 1996, he was Vicar of Exhall in Coventry diocese, before moving to St Albans diocese where he was Vicar of Leavesden from 1996 to 2000. From 2000 to 2011, he was Vicar of St Peter, Ealing in London diocese. He took up his current post in 2011 as Rector of Melbourne, Ticknall, Smisby and Stanton-by-Bridge in Derby diocese.

Mark is married to Helen and they have 2 children, James and Anna. Mark’s interests include liturgy and psychology, music and art; he has a particular interest in alchemy and spirituality.

Published 16 November 2015