Canon Theologian announced
Wednesday 27 November 2019
The Revd Canon Mark Oakley has accepted an invitation from the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, to become Canon Theologian at Wakefield Cathedral. In this honorary role, which he will hold alongside his role as Dean of St John’s College Cambridge, Canon Oakley will support the Bishop and the Cathedral Chapter in their theological reflections and encourage integrity in their discernment and decision-making. Canon Oakley will also be invited to preach in the cathedral from time to time. Commenting on the appointment, the Bishop of Leeds said ’I am delighted that Mark has accepted this significant role in the life of the cathedral’; and the Very Revd Simon Cowling, Dean of Wakefield, added, ‘we look forward to welcoming Mark as our Canon Theologian and to exploring with him the ways in which we can make theology both exciting and relevant for the communities we serve’. Mark will be installed at a special service of Evensong in Wakefield Cathedral on 15 March 2020.