Revd Dr Helen Dawes

Tel: 01223 272966

Helen is the Principal of Westcott House, having previously been the Team Rector of Shaftesbury and the Dean of Women’s Ministry in the Diocese of Salisbury. She is an ex officio member of Westcott Council, and serves as a member on the Standing and Finance sub-committees of Westcott Council. In the Cambridge Theological Federation, Helen chairs the Resources Committee and serves as member of the Cambridge, Durham and Anglia Ruskin Academic Oversight Groups.

Helen trained for ministry at Westcott House, serving in parish ministry in the dioceses of Ely and St Albans following ordination before joining the Archbishop of Canterbury’s staff team at Lambeth Palace. She was Deputy Secretary for Public Affairs to Archbishop Rowan Williams and then Social and Public Affairs Adviser to Archbishop Justin Welby.

Helen studied for her PhD at King’s College London and her academic work focuses on the intersection of theology with economic life and public policy. She has wide-ranging interests in Christian engagement in the public square.

Prior to ordination, Helen worked in strategic and regulatory consulting. She enjoys gardening and singing.

To make an appointment with the Principal, please contact Shelby Bohland.