Noel Christopherson

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Noel Charles Christopherson, MC[1] (1890 – 29 May 1968) was the Dean of Peterborough in the Church of England from 1943[2] until 1965.

He was educated at Uppingham School and St John's College, Oxford,[3] he was ordained in 1913 and began his career with a curacy at St John’s, Walworth. He was then appointed Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Newcastle. During the Great War he was a Chaplain to the Forces and was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Military Cross. When peace returned he became Vicar of St John’s, East Dulwich[4] then Archdeacon of Colombo. From 1935 he was Vicar of Eltham [5] and after that Rural Dean of Woolwich before his elevation to the Deanery.[6][7]


  1. NPG details
  2. Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of Peterborough The Times Saturday, 17 Apr 1943; pg. 2; Issue 49523; col E
  3. “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. SJED web-site
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  7. Obituary Very Rev. N. C. Christopherson Former Dean of Peterborough The Times Saturday, 1 Jun 1968; pg. 10; Issue 57266; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
James Gilliland Simpson
Dean of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Richard Shuttleworth Wingfield-Digby