The Rev'd Dr Mark Smith appointed as Dean of Clare
Thursday, October 25, 2018

We are delighted to announce that The Rev’d Dr Mark Smith has been appointed Dean of Clare College, as successor to The Rev’d Dr Jamie Hawkey.  His appointment will commence on 1 January 2019.

Mark read History at Peterhouse and worked as a school teacher after graduation, before returning to Cambridge to train for ordained ministry. Alongside his curacy, Mark wrote his doctoral thesis, analysing the proceedings of church councils in late antiquity. Since 2015, he has been Chaplain & Director of Studies in Theology at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Mark is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, where he lectures, supervises, and conducts academic research in early church history. He is married to Phillippa, and they have two young daughters. In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing snooker and pool, and opens the batting for the Ely/Norwich Diocese cricket team.

In response to the news of his appointment, Mark said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Clare community as its new Dean. It will be a great privilege to serve the students, staff and Fellows of Clare, and to help enable the holistic flourishing of every member of the College. I am very much looking forward to getting stuck in to college life, and to continuing....

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