THE first female Dean of
Llandaff, the Very Revd Janet Henderson, has resigned, just over
two months after she was installed.
The Church in Wales
announced on Thursday of last week that the Archbishop of Wales, Dr
Barry Morgan, who is also Bishop of Llandaff, had accepted Dean
Henderson's resignation "with enormous sadness". Her resignation is
with immediate effect.
Dr Morgan has asked the
Archdeacon of Llandaff, the Ven. Peggy Jackson, as the senior
member of the cathedral Chapter, "to have necessary oversight of
the Cathedral on his behalf, until a new Dean is appointed", the
Church in Wales said.
No reasons have been given
for Dean Henderson's resignation. A spokeswoman for the Church in
Wales said that Dr Morgan would be making no further comment.
The appointment of Dean
Henderson, who is 55, was announced in November. Originally from
Neath, she went to school in Llandaff. She was Archdeacon of
Richmond, in the diocese of Ripon & Leeds, for five years
before her appointment, and had been a residentiary canon of Ripon
At the time of her appointment, Dr Morgan said that she had "a
wide experience of city and cathedral ministry, and I am sure she
will make a huge contribution to the life and society of Llandaff -
a place with which she is already very familiar".