Statement from Bishop Richard following the Dean's announcement to retire

Published on: 11th September 2020

Dean of Hereford

Following the announcement of the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford, The Rt Revd Richard Jackson Bishop of Hereford has issued a public statement:

“Through his prayerfulness and liturgical skill, Michael has been a heartbeat for the Cathedral for nearly twenty years. He has served in a number of roles over his long and distinguished ministry in the Church of England. His gentle, self-effacing grace and good humour mark out a ministry setting a perfect tone for many occasions over his years at the Cathedral, including my own enthronement service earlier this year. As Dean he has brought the history of the Cathedral and her community to life through his speaking and writing. In the Chained Library and Mappa Mundi he has created one of the most visited attractions in Herefordshire, which will be enjoyed by future generations. Throughout the changing seasons Michael has remained an outstanding colleague and friend to the Cathedral and wider diocesan family. He will be greatly missed by all and we all wish him every blessing as the transition to retirement begins.”


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