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The Very Rev'd Dr Paul Shackerley

Dean Shackerley trained for ordination at Chichester Theological College from 1991 to 1993 gaining a Diploma in Theology and Ministry. In 1996 Shackerley had gained a Master of Arts degree in Theology awarded by the University of London. In 2007 Dean Shackerley had completed his PhD awarded by the University of Sheffield on the role of theology and the Church of England in urban contexts entitled, 'The Church in the City: Partnership and Hospitality'.

Following service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, Dean Shackerley was commissioned as a Church Army Officer in 1983 and served as a Parish Evangelist for St Martin’s Parish Church, Birmingham (1983–1986), then St Andrew’s Parish Church, Kingsbury, London (1986–1991) before he began training for ordination to the priesthood in the Church of England. 

Dean Shackerley was ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral and served his title Parish as the curate of All Souls’ Harlesden, London from 1993 to 1996 and then became Vicar of All Saints with St Michael’s Parish Church, Chelmsford from 1996 to 2002. From 2002 Shackerley was Canon Residentiary and Vice-Dean of Sheffield Cathedral and Chair of the Cathedral Archer Project. From 2010 to 2014 Dean Shackerley was the Vicar of Doncaster Minster before taking up the post of Dean of Brecon during September 2014.

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