David Fleming (priest)

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David Fleming (b 8 June 1937) is an Anglican priest: he was Archdeacon of Wisbech from 1984 to 1993; Chaplain-General of Prisons from 1994 to 2001;[1] and an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen from 1995 to 2007.[2]

Fleming was educated at King Edward VII School, King's Lynn and Kelham Theological College. After National Service with the Royal Norfolk Regiment he was ordained in 1963.[3] After curacies in Liverpool and Sandringham he was Vicar of Great Staughton and Chaplain of HM Borstal, Gaynes Hall from 1968 to 1976 (and Rural Dean of St Neots from 1972 to 1976. He was Vicar of Whittlesey and Rural Dean of March from 1977 to 1982. He was Priest in charge of Pondersbridge from 1983 to 1985 and Vicar of Wisbech from 1985 to 1988. He was an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral from 1982 to 2001.


  1. ^ Head of religious care in jails to retire(Richard Ford Home Correspondent) The Times, Thursday, February 15, 2001; pg. 6; Issue 67063
  2. ^ ‘FLEMING, Ven. David’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 ; online edn, Dec 2013 accessed 13 March 2014
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 p325 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William James Patterson
Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech
Succeeded by
Jim Rone
Preceded by
Keith Salisbury Pound
Chaplain-General of Prisons
Succeeded by
William Noblett

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