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With the appointment of Canon Peter Howell-Jones as Dean of Blackburn, and in the light of the intention of the Dean, the Very Revd Professor Gordon McPhate, to retire in May 2018, the Bishop is seeking to appoint a full-time Residentiary Canon for a fixed two year term.  It is anticipated that the successful applicant will be appointed by the Chapter as Vice Dean.  It is anticipated that the new Canon will be installed in the Cathedral on Sunday 3 September.

The Bishop will be advised on the appointment by an Advisory Group, including the Dean and other members of the Chapter and the Cathedral community.

The closing date is Wednesday 19 April.  Interviews will be held on Friday 5 May.

For more information on the job and to download an application form visit the Diocese of Chester website.