The Master


Rev Tony Leighton

Master of Wyggestons

There has been a ‘Master’ of Wyggestons since William Wyggeston sent up his ‘Hospital’ in 1513. It is a historic title denoting the person in charge of and responsible for an institution. Much has changed in our society in the past 500 years and so has the role of Master of Wyggestons.

In the 21st Century the Master of Wyggestons is required to be an Anglican Priest and to live on site but is no longer ‘in charge’. My role as Master is that of a Chaplain, a member of the Senior Staff and a Governor (Trustee) of the Charity.

As ‘Chaplain’ I am therefore responsible for the regular and special Services (both Anglican and non-denominational) in our lovely Chapel of St Ursula’s. I am available for pastoral care of residents, staff and relatives (regardless of creed or background). As an ‘ex-officio’ Governor I attend and take part in all Governors meetings (and their committees). As part of the Senior Staff I am involved in much of the day to day life and administration of both William and Agnes House and the office staff. One special aspect of this is being involved in meeting prospective residents.


Revd Tony Leighton