Nicholas Henshall

Nicholas James Henshall[1] (born 6 April 1962)[2] has been Dean of Chelmsford[3] since 2014.[4]

The son of Michael Henshall, long-serving Bishop of Warrington,[2] Nicholas Henshall was born in Mossley, educated at Manchester Grammar School, Wadham College, Oxford and Ripon College Cuddesdon; and ordained in 1989.[5] After a curacy at, St Mary, Blyth he was Vicar of St Margaret, Scotswood from 1992 to 2002 when he became Canon Precentor of Derby Cathedral. He was Vicar of Christ Church, Harrogate[6] from 2008 to 2014; and acting Archdeacon of Richmond during his final year there.[7]


  1. Chelmsford Anglican
  2. 1 2 Henshall, Nicholas James. Who's Who. 2016 (November 2015 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. Cathedral web-site
  4. Chelmsford Weekly News
  5. Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  6. Church web-site
  7. Ripon/Leeds Anglican
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Janet Henderson
as archdeacon
acting Archdeacon of Richmond
1 February 2013 – 2 February 2014
Succeeded by
Paul Slater
as acting archdeacon
Preceded by
Peter Judd
Dean of Chelmsford
2 February 2014 – present
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