Prebendary Geoffrey Wynne

School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure;

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Geoffrey Wynne’s first church appointment was as curate of St Peter’s Church, Wolverhampton. He founded the Chaplaincy at the University of Wolverhampton (then Polytechnic), where his 43 years is a British record.

In 1978 the Chaplaincy Centre was built. It is now the Faiths Centre, with an interfaith team of Chaplains. Recognising his contributions to higher education, Geoffrey was appointed Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral in 1981 and he is the Bishop of Lichfield’s Adviser in Higher Education.

He has served on national committees for theological education and was an inspector of theological colleges. As Director of Ordinands in Lichfield Diocese, he selected and trained would-be clergy and he is a Freeman of the City of London.