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Dean of Sheffield


Yorkshire and Lincs


Ref: JN009112

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We are seeking a Dean to serve in the Diocese of Sheffield and to lead its Cathedral. The new Dean will be energised by the mission potential of this sacred space, attentive to the governance and culture of the institution as well as to the pastoral care of the congregation, generous in spirituality and theology, hospitable and blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit encompassing both finance and the organisation.


The next Dean will be called as a co-worker with God to see the Cathedral renewed, released and rejuvenated by


  • rebuilding and refreshing its whole life through prayer and action.
  • revitalising governance structures and refreshing culture.
  • developing the congregation in discipleship and ministry and encouraging others to join.
  • leading the prayerful discernment of a strategy for the future and generating fresh income streams.
  • deepening the bond between Diocese and Cathedral in the service of the good news of Jesus Christ.
  • contributing to community partnerships across the Diocese.
  • ensuring that safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is embedded in every aspect of Cathedral life.

Applications are particularly encouraged from female, UKME, and disabled candidates who are under-represented in the Cathedral and Chapter. Previous cathedral experience is not essential.


More information about the role can be found onlineby clicking the 'apply for this job' button below


Closing date: 20 April 2021


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