Deputy Clerk of the Closet

The Deputy Clerk of the Closet is the Domestic Chaplain to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The office was created in 1677. Since 1931, the Deputy Clerk is also the sub-dean of the Chapel Royal (under the Clerk of the Closet). The Deputy Clerk is the only full-time clerical member of the Ecclesiastical Household of the Monarch of the United Kingdom.

From 1746 until 1903 there were three Deputy Clerks. By 1923 there was only one.

List of Deputy Clerks of the Closet


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