Dean David Neelands

W. David Neelands has been Dean of Divinity and Margaret E. Fleck Chair of Anglican Studies of the Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College since July 1, 2002.

He is an Anglican priest who has been an interim minister in a number of parishes in the Diocese of Toronto. He is an honorary canon of St. James Cathedral, an honorary assistant priest of St. Thomas’s parish, and interim priest-in-charge of St. Stephen’s parish.

He teaches History and Theology of Anglicanism at Trinity College within the Toronto School of Theology and is particularly interested in the theology of Richard Hooker and in the history of early Christian theology, especially St. Augustine.

At Trinity College, he served as registrar from 1973 to 1988 and as dean of men from 1975 to 1980. He served as assistant vice-president of student affairs at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 1999 and was the fifth director of the Toronto School of Theology from 1999 to 2002.

The Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College is the oldest centre for theological study in the Anglican Church of Canada. Catholic and liberal in theology, Trinity seeks to provide excellent theological education for the broadest range of the Church’s needs.