THE Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, will be the
next Dean of York, Downing Street announced on Thursday of last
Dean Faull, who is 57, succeeds the Very Revd Keith Jones, who
retired on 30 April. A statement from WATCH (Women and the Church)
said: "For a woman to hold such a senior position in the Church of
England is a great encouragement to all who have worked for such a
The Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, said that Dean Faull's "rich
experience, and her deep trust in God and love for all people"
would help York Minster "as it seeks to serve the mission of
Dean Faull was appointed Dean of Leicester in 2000, the first
woman to be in charge of an English cathedral.
She said: "I am honoured and delighted to have been nominated by
HM the Queen to be the next Dean of York, and excited about moving