Sub Dean on the move

24 May 2019

The Bishop of Newcastle is delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Canon Tony Macpherson as Priest in Charge of the parishes of North Sunderland, Beadnell and Ellingham. Tony is currently Sub Dean and Canon Pastor at Wakefield Cathedral. Tony’s licensing as Priest in Charge will be on Wednesday 11th September at 7.30pm. Please keep Tony and his family in your prayers over these next few months as he prepares to move and take up his new position. This announcement is being made subject to the completion of the legal formalities.

Canon Tony says

"We have lived in the City of Wakefield for 24 years and worked at the Cathedral for 12 years and so it will be a big wrench to leave everyone. However I always wished to return to `parish ministry and this newly created post in north Northumberland is a very exciting opportunity to return to parish ministry and to make new friends. Wakefield will always have a big place in our hearts"

It is anticipated that the Cathedral farewell to Tony, Lynne and family will take place on 28 July.

Commenting on the news of Tony’s new role the Very Revd Simon Cowling, the Dean of Wakefield, said: “Wakefield Cathedral has been richly blessed by Tony’s ministry for over a decade. He is valued as a wise and prayerful priest and as a generously supportive colleague. Tony steered the cathedral ably through the vacancy following Dean Greener’s departure and I am personally grateful for the help he has given me as I moved into my role as Dean. We all wish Tony and his family God’s blessing as they prepare to move to the north east”.

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