The Queen has approved that the Reverend Canon Mark David Oakley, BD, AKC, Priest-in-Charge of Grosvenor Chapel in the diocese of London and Deputy Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty The Queen, be appointed to a Residentiary Canonry of St Paul’s Cathedral in succession to the Reverend Canon Martin Clive Warner MA, PhD.
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The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley (aged 41) was Curate at St John’s Wood, in the diocese of London, from 1993 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000 he was Bishop’s Chaplain to the Bishop of London. From 2000 to 2003 he was Priest-in-Charge at Covent Garden St Paul, in the diocese of London and then Rector from 2003 to 2005. He was Area Dean of Westminster (St Margaret), from 2004 to 2005. He was Chaplain at RADA from 2003 to 2005. From 2005 to 2008 he was Chaplain at Copenhagen and Archdeacon of Germany and North Europe. Since 1996 he has been Deputy Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty The Queen and since 2008 he has served as an occasional Panel Secretary for Ministry Division as well as being Priest-in-Charge of Grosvenor Chapel.
Canon Oakley has a number of interests including Contemporary novels and poetry, travel, politics, horse riding, walking his dog and writing and reviewing. He is a member of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, PEN and the Royal Society of Literature.