The Very Reverend Mark Bonney DL

Mark was born in St Albans and he moved with his parents to Ipswich when he was seven years old. Where he did most of my schooling before reading Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, followed by a post-graduate year training to be a teacher. After three years of teaching he went to train for the priesthood in the Church of England, and was ordained in 1985 to a curacy in Stock-on-Tees.

Mark then served for sixteen years in the Diocese of St Albans, mostly in parish ministry, before becoming the Canon Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral in 2004, and Dean of Ely in 2012. Throughout his ministry he has been concerned for issues around social justice and inclusion. Mark has also been pleased to promote art and music within the Cathedrals he has worked in and has always sought to make these glorious places accessible to as many people as possible.

In Mark’s spare time he is a keen golfer and cook. He is married to Katy, a primary school headteacher and has two grown up daughters.

Mark was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 2023.