New Dean for Derby

The Rev. Canon Dr Stephen Hance has been announced as the new Dean of Derby, at Bondholder Derby Cathedral. He will officially start his role this September.

Dr Hance currently serves as Canon Missioner of Southwark Cathedral in London.

He succeeds the Very Rev John Davies following his move to Wells Cathedral.

The Rev. Canon Dr Stephen Hance said: "I am thrilled and honoured to have been asked to serve as Dean of Derby. This is an exciting time for Derby Cathedral, as we seek to work for the common good.

"Our first family home was in the East Midlands, and we are looking forward to living and working here again."