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The Revd Dr Ellen Clark-King is the first female Dean in King's 191 year history, succeeding the Revd Tim Ditchfield FKC, College Chaplain, who served as Acting Dean from July 2019-end November 2020.

The Revd Dr Ellen Clark-King has degrees in History (University of Cambridge) and Christian Spirituality (University of London), and specialised in Practical Theology and Feminist Spirituality for her PhD (Lancaster University) with a thesis on Feminist Theology interrogated by the voices of white working class women.

She trained for the Anglican priesthood in Oxford; following her ordination in 1992 and a curacy in the Diocese of Hereford, Dr Clark-King’s next role was as Chaplain and Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (1995-2000). She then spent time in parish, cathedral and higher education settings in the UK, Canada, and the US, before starting as Dean of King’s in December 2020.

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12 May 2021

Eid Mubarak from the Dean

The Revd Dr Ellen Clark-King wishes the King’s community across the world a happy Eid al-Fitr