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Dean of Worcester

Press release from the Prime Minister’s Office. There is more on the diocesan website.

Appointment of Dean of Worcester: 17 June 2024

The King has approved the nomination of The Reverend Canon Dr Stephen Edwards, Interim Dean of Worcester, to be appointed as Dean of Worcester.

From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street
Published 17 June 2024

The King has approved the nomination of The Reverend Canon Dr Stephen Edwards, Interim Dean of Worcester, to be appointed as Dean of Worcester in succession to The Very Reverend Peter Atkinson following his retirement.

Background

Stephen was educated at Lancaster University and trained for ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge. He served his title in the parish of Colwyn Bay, in the Diocese of St Asaph, Wales and in 1997 he was ordained Priest. From 1999 he served as Priest-in-Charge of Bryn-y-Maen.

In 2002, Stephen was appointed Priest-in-Charge at St Agnes Birch-in-Rusholme, with St John with St Cyprian Longsight, in the Diocese of Manchester. From 2012 he served as Team Rector of Wythenshawe and in 2013 he was additionally appointed Area Dean, Withington.

In 2019 Stephen was appointed Residentiary Canon at Worcester Cathedral and he took up his current role as Interim Dean in 2023.

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Daniel Walters
Daniel Walters
1 month ago

Brilliant! Stephen is a fantastic priest.

Realist
Realist
1 month ago

This is an excellent appointment. He is a tremendously gifted and experienced priest, has earned his stripes in some tricky appointments and definitely understands the difference between healthy and dysfunctional senior leadership cultures. I’m sure he’ll continue to be the blessing to Worcester he is already, and it’s good to read how valued he is by his current Diocesan.

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