Welcome to The Very Rev. Dr. David Monteith

Date: April 22, 2024

We have another Dean on campus. The Very Rev. Dr. David Monteith is the 40th Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, and the chair of the College of Deans for the Church of England. He will be on campus for the next few days as a guest of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS ) and VTS. While he is here, we are honored to hear him speak at the CACS Companions dinner on Tuesday evening, preach in chapel on Wednesday morning, and join a CACS Wednesday lunch with community members in 1823 (sign up here).

Ordained in the Diocese of Birmingham in 1993, Dean Monteith has served as the Associate Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, as an Area Dean in Wimbledon, and Dean of Leicester in the East Midlands. He has a particular interest in faith in the public realm, change, culture, and the arts.  His presence here is thanks to the Rev. Dr. Katherine Grieb, CACS Director, who has taught at the Canterbury program for New Clergy and Seminarians for more than 15 years and enjoyed friendships with each of Deans during that time.

Hosting guests from around the Anglican Communion is a highlight of life at VTS. Each year, the Center for Anglican Communion Studies invites a leader of the Anglican Communion to speak at the annual Companions dinner. Companions are a special group who commit to attending and supporting the Center for Anglican Communion Studies. Active Companions get the first invitations to these annual dinners. If you are not yet a Companion and are interested in joining, you may sign up at this link.

The opportunity to learn and have meaningful conversation with people from a variety of contexts and ministries is a gift, and we are delighted to welcome Dean Monteith to campus. It is a joy to have him with us for the next few days.  Please do make him feel welcome.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and President of The General Theological Seminary

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