Guernsey

Timothy Barker inducted as new Dean of Guernsey

The Venerable Timothy Barker Image copyright Diocese of Lincoln
Image caption The Venerable Timothy Barker was appointed to the post as Dean of Guernsey in August

Guernsey's new Anglican Dean has been formally inducted at a special service in the Town Church.

The Venerable Tim Barker's appointment was announced in August by Bishop of Dover Trevor Willmott.

Bishop Willmott said the new Dean had a proven record of energetic leadership would bring a huge amount of experience to Guernsey.

Mr Barker was also installed as Anglican Priest in charge of Sark and Rector of St Andrew's on Friday.

He will represent the Channel Islands in the Church of England's governing body the General Synod for the next five years.

Mr Barker was ordained in 1980, at the age of 23, and was appointed to his previous role as Archdeacon of Lincoln in 2009.

The previous Dean of Guernsey, the Very Reverend Paul Mellor, retired from the role in 2014 after 11 years in post.

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