Mark Christopher Boyling (born 14 October 1952) is the current Dean of Carlisle.[1]

He was educated at Keble College, Oxford. His father, Dennis Boyling, was vicar at St Augustine's church in Endcliffe, Sheffield.[2] After a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1978. His first posts were as Curate then Priest in charge of St Chad's Kirkby.[3] He was then Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Liverpool, Vicar of St Peter, Formby[4] and a Canon Residentiary at Liverpool Cathedral before his elevation to the Deanery. He was installed at Carlisle Cathedral on 2 October 2004, where he acts as Dean to date (2020).[5]


  1. ^ Official notification of appointment Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Boyling, Very Rev. Mark Christopher". Who's Who. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U44388. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ Church web site Archived 9 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Mayor's Engagements, October 2004 Archived 2012-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
Church of England titles Preceded byGraeme Knowles Dean of Carlisle2004 – present Incumbent