*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***

Dean of Rochester Cathedral takes a break from ministry

16 January 2015

SDWELCH1031/WIKI COMMONS

Ongoing talks: Rochester Cathedral 

Ongoing talks: Rochester Cathedral 

THE Dean of Rochester Cathedral, the Very Revd Dr Mark Beach, has stepped back from public ministry after he separated from his wife, Annabel.

The diocese of Rochester said in a statement that his separation had concerned some people in the "cathedral community". Although Dr Beach has not resigned, the statement said that talks were ongoing, and, while this was taking place, he would no longer minister at the cathedral.

Released on Wednesday of last week, the statement said: "The Very Reverend Mark Beach, Dean of Rochester Cathedral remains in post. However, his decision to separate from his wife has raised issues for some within the cathedral community, and these matters are under active discussion. In the mean time, the Dean has withdrawn from public ministry."

Browse Church and Charity jobs on the Church Times jobsite

Forthcoming Events

Green Church Awards

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Read more details about the awards

 

Festival of Preaching

15-17 September 2024

The festival moves to Cambridge along with a sparkling selection of expert speakers

tickets available

 

SAVE THE DATE

Festival of Faith and Literature

28 February - 2 March 2025

The festival programme is soon to be announced sign up to our newsletter to stay informed about all festival news.

Festival website

 

ViSIt our Events page for upcoming and past events 

Welcome to the Church Times

 

To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)