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Dean of Hereford to retire

The Dean of Hereford, the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, has announced that he will retire on 28 February 2021.

Hereford Cathedral press release
Statement from the Bishop of Hereford

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Father David
Father David
8 days ago

Michael Tavinor – a considerable Dean who made our choir from St. Peter’s, Bexhill so welcome when they sang God’s praises in Hereford cathedral last August. His book on the shrines of saints is well worth reading – a great reference work. May he have a long, healthy and happy retirement following a highly significant ministry..

Kate
Kate
8 days ago
Reply to  Father David

Thank you David. Seeing a regular contributor praise someone helps bring the story alive

Michael Mulhern
Michael Mulhern
8 days ago

One of the last great English deans – a pastor and scholar and no mean musician, too. Hereford Cathedral has been a happy place, where the steady, completely unflashy,rhythm of the liturgy pulsates and you sense the faith is alive. We can only hope that Hereford’s new Dean is, again, a scholar and pastor in the mould of Willis and Tavinor. He is also a former cathedral precentor, and I am reliably informed that the Wash House doesn’t like precentors becoming deans – despite the fact that they are the the people who oversee the liturgy and music that attracts… Read more »

Simon Bravery
Simon Bravery
7 days ago

I hope the restrictions have been eased by 31 January and the Cathedral and Diocese can give him the send off he deserves.

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