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The Dean

The Dean

The Dean of King's College London is responsible for overseeing the spiritual development and welfare of all students and staff.  The Dean's Office is the first point of contact for any queries about religious provision at King's.  

The Acting Dean

Tim Chapel

The Revd Tim Ditchfield FKC, College Chaplain, is currently serving as Acting Dean.  



The Assistant Dean

The Revd Dr Keith Riglin (2)

The Revd Canon Dr Keith Riglin is the Assistant Dean; he is also the Chaplain at the St Thomas’ and Waterloo campuses.



The Former Dean

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The Revd Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge FKC was in post from 1993 until he retired on July 31st 2019 and is the longest serving Dean of King's.    

*photo taken by Philip Halcrow


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The core services and departments coordinated through the Office of the Dean include:

Associateship of King's College

Thprayere AKC Course enables all students and staff to study philosophical, theological and ethical themes alongside their main programme of study or role at King's College London.

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Welcome to the Chaplaincy at Denmark HillThe Chaplaincy is a pastoral resource for the whole College Community. The Chaplains are available to see any member of College on any matter in complete confidence. They are available to people from all faith communities and beliefs.

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muslists-thumbThe Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England and sings a wide and varied repertoire.  The Choir's principle role is singing for Chapel Services but also performs regularly across the UK and abroad.

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Vocations Group

vocations groupOne of the Dean's roles in King's is to encourage and foster vocations to the Church of England priesthood as well as helping people to discover what God is calling them to do.  The Vocations Group is an opportunity for students and staff to reflect on God's call on their lives.

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