New Dean of Blackburn

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The Collation, Induction and Installation of the new Dean of Blackburn took place on Saturday 25th March at Blackburn Cathedral.  The new Dean, Very Rev. Peter Howell-Jones, greeted members of the local faith communities during the service. Dean Howell-Jones was formally the Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral.

Speaking after the service Dean Peter said: “I have been overwhelmed by the level of support and the turnout today. It was lovely to see so many people here from so many different parts of the diocese.” The new Dean was chosen via an appointment panel chaired by The Rt Hon Jack Straw, former MP for Blackburn and former Foreign Secretary.