Ripon Cathedral's Dean John Dobson installed
- 15 June 2014
- From the section York & North Yorkshire
The new Dean of Ripon has been officially installed during a service at the Cathedral.
Canon John Dobson has taken over from the Very Reverend Keith Jukes, who died last year.
Canon Dobson, born in Swillington, near Leeds, was a vicar and Area Dean in the Diocese of Durham. He was also chair of the Diocesan Synod House of Clergy.
The service at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday evening was led by the Bishop of Knaresborough.
The 49-year-old was welcomed by civic and community leaders. Among the congregation was the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire as well as representatives of the armed forces.
Following the announcement of his appointment earlier this year, Canon Dobson said he was looking forward to establishing new links with communities.
"It's been important in my ministry over the last ten years to develop partnerships with civic authorities, with voluntary and private sectors," he said.
"I'll be looking to develop the partnerships that already exist here in this cathedral."