Jonathan Meyrick

Jonathan Meyrick
The Rt Revd
 Johnathan Meyrick 
Bishop of Lynn
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
Enthroned 29 June 2011
Predecessor Rt Revd James Langstaff
Other posts Dean of Exeter (2005–2011)
Ordination 1976
Consecration 2 June 2011[2]
Personal details
Born 23 April 1952 (1952-04-23) (age 59)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Rebecca
Children 1 son and 2 daughters
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford

Cyril Jonathan Meyrick (born 23 April 1952[3]) is the current Bishop of Lynn and former Dean of Exeter.[4]


Early life and education

Meyrick was educated at Lancing College and St John’s College, Oxford. He then studied for ordination at Sarum and Wells Theological College.

Ordained ministry

Meyrick was ordained as a deacon in 1976 and as a priest in 1977. After a curacy at Bicester he was domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford from 1978 to 1981 and then a tutor in Old Testament studies at Codrington College, Barbados until 1984. He returned to the Diocese of Oxford as Team Vicar of Burnham with Dropmore, Hitcham and Taplow until 1990, when he moved to become Team Rector of Tisbury, Sarum and Wells until 1998.

While at Tisbury, he served as Rural Dean of Chalke Valley from 1997 to 1998, when he moved to become a canon residentiary at Rochester Cathedral, where he served as Canon Pastor and Acting Dean. On 21 May 2005, he was installed as Dean of Exeter,[5][6] serving simultaneously (ex officio) as Priest-in-charge of Central Exeter. He has presented a weekly feature in The Express and Echo under the name of "Johnny Dean".[7]

In March 2011, it was announced that Meyrick had been appointed as Bishop of Lynn, taking over from the Rt Revd James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester. He was consecrated as a bishop by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 2011[8] and installed in Norwich Cathedral on 29 June 2011.


  • Jonathan Meyrick Esq (1952–1976)
  • The Revd Jonathan Meyrick (1976–1998)
  • The Revd Canon Jonathan Meyrick (1998–2005)
  • The Very Revd Jonathan Meyrick (2005–2011)
  • The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick (2011—present)


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Keith Jones
Dean of Exeter
Preceded by
James Langstaff
Bishop of Lynn