A NEW Dean of Llandaff has been announced, after the sudden
resignation of its first female Dean last year. He will be
installed on 28 February.
The Revd Gerwyn Capon (above), Chaplain to the
Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, has been named as the
successor to the Very Revd Janet Henderson, who left after two
months in the post (News, 17 May).
Announcing the appointment, Dr Morgan said: "Gerwyn will be an
excellent dean and parish priest. He has been a great help to
Mr Capon, who is 48, said: "I have already received a whole lot
of support and encouragement from the cathedral community and many
of my fellow clergy in the diocese."
Before ordination, Mr Capon worked in property development, and
later was an adviser to the Church Urban Fund.
Late last year, the cathedral confirmed that it had made five
lay clerks, a choral scholar, and an assistant organist redundant,
as part of a plan to address a deficit of £81,000 (News, 20
An appeal against the redundancies has been rejected, the
Incorporated Society of Musicians said this week.