Press release

Westminster Canonry

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Queen has approved that the Reverend Canon Andrew Tremlett, MA, MPhil, PGCE , Canon of Bristol Cathedral be appointed to the Residentiary Canonry in Westminster Abbey in succession to the Reverend Canon Anthony Robert Wright, BA on his retirement on 30 September 2010. Canon Tremlett will also be Rector of St Margaret's Church, Westminster (often called "the parish church of the House of Commons") and will deputise for the Speaker's Chaplain when required.

The Queen has approved that the Reverend Canon Andrew Tremlett, MA, MPhil, PGCE , Canon of Bristol Cathedral be appointed to the Residentiary Canonry in Westminster Abbey in succession to the Reverend Canon Anthony Robert Wright, BA on his retirement on 30 September 2010. Canon Tremlett will also be Rector of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster (often called “the parish church of the House of Commons”) and will deputise for the Speaker’s Chaplain when required.

Notes for Editors

The Reverend Canon Andrew Tremlett (aged 46) was Curate at Torquay, St Matthias, St Mark and Holy Trinity in the diocese of Exeter, from 1989 to 1992. From 1992 to 1994 he was Chaplain to the Mission to Seafarers, and Assistant Chaplain in Rotterdam, in the diocese of Europe, and from 1994 to 1995 he was Chaplain. From 1995 to 1998 he was Team Vicar at Fareham Holy Trinity in Portsmouth diocese. From 1998 to 2003 he was Chaplain to the Bishop of Portsmouth, and also a Parliamentary Research Assistant and Secretary to the Church of England’s Doctrine Commission. From 2003 to 2008 he was Vicar of  Goring-by-Sea in Chichester diocese. Since 2008 he has been Canon Residentiary at Bristol Cathedral, responsible for the Fabric and the Cathedral’s development plan. From June 2009 to May 2010 he was Acting Dean of the Cathedral. 

Canon Tremlett is married to Ali, a trained painter and decorator. They have a daughter and two sons. Canon Tremlett is learning Arabic in preparation for study at the University of Damascus in Syria and is a keen long-distant runner. For leisure he plays the piano and has a particular interest in architecture.