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The Dean

Portrait photo of the DeanThe Revd Dr Stephen Hampton: on leave until Michaelmas 2018

As well as teaching Theology, the Revd Dr Stephen Hampton is concerned with the well-being of every member of College, whether they are Chapel-goers or not, and is available every day for students to come and talk to. He read Law at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and then Theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He was ordained in the Diocese of Ely and served his title in the Parish of St Neots. In 1998 he became Chaplain, Fellow and Director of Studies in Theology at Exeter College, Oxford, where he also took a Masters and then a Doctorate in 17th century Anglican Doctrine. His particular research interests are the formation of Anglicanism, and the persistence of the scholastic method during the renaissance and early modern period. In his spare time he rows, walks and enjoys dinner parties.

The Acting Dean

Geoff DumbreckThe Revd Dr Geoff Dumbreck

The Assistant Chaplain and Acting Dean is the Revd Dr Geoff Dumbreck. As well as leading services in the chapel, Geoff has a particular interest in student welfare, and is available to see students on any matter of concern. He first came to Peterhouse in 2002 as an undergraduate reading Theology, remaining at the college to complete an MPhil and PhD. After two years of postdoctoral research he trained for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon. He was ordained deacon in the Diocese of Ely in June 2013, and priest the following year. He is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, teaching Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, and walking his pet Basset Hound. His office is in the Old Senior Tutor's Set; he may be contacted by email ( or telephone (01223 338249).

The Director of Music

Simon JacksonDr Simon Jackson

The Director of Music is Dr Simon Jackson, who took up his post in Michaelmas Term 2017. Please contact him if you have questions about the choir or chapel music. Simon has an office in 7 Tennis Court Terrace, and may be contacted by email (

Chapel Officers


Annie Calderbank and Charles Cowper
Please contact the Sacristans if you would like to read, serve or lead the prayers in Chapel services.

Bible Clerks

Calvin Chow, Jess Coulson, Will Edwards, Jonathan Fry, Aiste Kudulyte, Sam Longton, Charlotte McNally, Ben O'Neill, Rebecca Vincent Undergraduate Bible Clerks

Tobias Cremer, Eloise Davies, Peter Day-Milne, Olivia Elder, Marcus Ellis, Jake Griesel, George Hawker, Lukas Huthmacher, Philipp-Maximilian Jacob, Thomas Langley, Steven McGregor, Daniel McKay, Harry Spillane Postgraduate Bible Clerks

Organ Exhibitioner

Rebecca Poon

Dean's Vicars

Tom Mumford, Steve Opie, John d'Silva, Ryan Williams