THE Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, will be the
next Dean of York, Number 10 announced on Thursday.
Dean Faull, who is 57, succeeds the Very Revd Keith Jones, who
resigned on 30 April.
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 York Minster "as it seeks to serve the mission of God in the
diocese and Province of York".
Dean Faull was appointed Dean of Leicester in 2000, the first
woman to be put in charge of an English cathedral. Before that, she
was chaplain to Gloucester Cathedral (1990-94); and Vice-Provost of
Coventry Cathedral (1994 -2000).
In 2009, Dean Faull was elected to chair the Association of
English Cathedrals, the cathedrals' representative body; and she is
serving her second term on the English Anglican-Roman Catholic
committee for ecumenical conversations.
The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, said this
week: "I am glad her vision and leadership qualities will continue
to be used in cathedral ministry, and I am sure those she serves in
York will value her as much as we have."
Dean Faull 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 back north.
"It is, of course, daunting to move from one of the smallest to
one of the largest cathedrals; but I know that there are many
people who care deeply for York Minster, its mission and ministry,
and I look forward to leading a large team on its continued