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4 February 2021

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The Reverend Jane Sinclair (Modern History, 1975), 1956-2021

Reverend Jane Sinclair

The College is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the Reverend Jane Sinclair (Modern History, 1975), former Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster.

Jane retired in April 2020 after five and a half years at Westminster Abbey during which time she was instrumental in strengthening the Abbey’s partnership with Parliament, Whitehall and other public sector neighbours both through her ministry at St Margaret’s, known as ‘the Church on Parliament Square’ and ‘the parish church of the House of Commons’, and through the Westminster Abbey Institute, which she chaired.

Jane read Modern History at St Hugh’s, matriculating in 1975, and then trained for her ministry at St John’s College, Nottingham and Nottingham University. She served her curacy as a Deaconess at Herne Hill Saint Paul with Ruskin Park Saint Saviour, in Southwark diocese, from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1993 she was Chaplain and Lecturer at St John’s College, Nottingham. In 1993 she moved to Sheffield Cathedral to become Canon Residentiary and Precentor before taking up the position of Vicar of Rotherham in 2003. From 2007 until her appointment to Westminster Abbey she was Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey in the diocese of Lincoln.

Adapted from the obituary published by Westminster Abbey.

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