Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lay Canon of the Chapter, Dean of York.
As a recent arrival to the City of York, the Diocese and Northern Province, each day I have a growing sense of the significance of the work the Chapter of York is called to undertake. Not only is York Minster a national treasure in terms of its Anglican Choral tradition, architecture and unparalleled collection of medieval stained glass, but it is also a living well-spring of worship, creative engagement with new communities and witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Appointment of the next Chief Executive to the Sheffield Diocesan Board of Finance and Diocesan Secretary
There is no denying it: these are challenging times in the Diocese of Sheffield. But by the same token, these are exciting times for us.
No-one has any doubt that in 2029 the Church of England in South Yorkshire will look very different from the way it is now — but equally no-one is yet very clear about the shape it will take. Will the whole people of God be mobilised for the whole mission of God? What will morale be like, among key lay and ordained leaders? Will attendance figures be in decline or growing? Will there be more stipendiary incumbents or fewer? Will there be more congregations or fewer?