The Very Revd Charles Taylor

13 March 2024


The Company was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of The Very Revd Charles Taylor, Chaplain Emeritus on 21st February 2024.

Charles served the Company as Honorary Chaplain from 2017-2022 and made a huge contribution to the life of the Company, most significantly in the quality and humour of his graces at Livery dinners.

Charles was the Dean of Peterborough Cathedral from 2007 to 2016 and, during that time, oversaw many changes at the Cathedral. It was then that he also had his first contact with the Plaisterers. 

The current Dean of Peterborough Cathedral, The Very Revd Chris Dalliston, paid tribute to his predecessor: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of the former Dean, Charles Taylor. Charles had fought a long battle with ill health in retirement exhibiting throughout all the qualities of tenacity, courage, faithfulness and good humour for which he was rightly renowned.”

The Company echoes this tribute and sends sincere condolences to Catherine and the family. They will be in our thoughts at the funeral taking place this week.