The Ven Duncan Green, who from 2007 oversaw the Church of England’s involvement at the London 2012 Games, was installed at St Paul’s Cathedral in April 2013.
As well as representing the Church of England during the Summer Games, Duncan was also seconded to the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games as a faith adviser and then in Spring of 2010 became their head of multi-faith chaplaincy services; a role in which he oversaw the chaplaincy service for 20,000 athletes and officials, 200,000 staff and volunteers as well as 26,000 reporters and broadcasters.
As one of the six archdeacons in the Diocese of London he works closely with the Bishop of Willesden, the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, in the Willesden area which includes the Boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Ealing and Hillingdon.
An engineer by profession, Duncan started out as a sales director for an agricultural engineering company in Surrey, before beginning his training for the clergy at Salisbury and Wells Theological College. He then worked as a Curate in Uckfield in Sussex after his ordination in 1984, before joining the Diocese of Chelmsford as a Diocese Youth Officer in 1987.
He worked with young people through the next decade and in 1996 worked to establish St Mark’s College Residential Youth Centre at Audley End, which involved a major renovation of an historic 13th century building. He then moved on to become Team Rector of Saffron Walden, where he stayed from 1996 to 2007, becoming Rural Dean of Saffron Walden in 2000.
Duncan is married to Janet and they have three grown up children Adam, Anna and Christine. He enjoys sailing, and has been active in the sail training world. His other love is a 1931 Morris, which he has been restoring for a number of years.