A Message From The Dean Of Newcastle

Posted on: November 1st, 2017

The Very Revd Christopher C. Dalliston, Dean of Newcastle

Dear Friends

It is with very mixed feelings that I inform you today, that I shall be leaving my position as Dean of Newcastle to become the new Dean of Peterborough in January 2018.

I am immensely privileged to have served both the Cathedral and the people of Newcastle over the past fourteen years and to have seen so much achieved in that time. The Cathedral is now on the brink of delivering the Common Ground in Sacred Space project to transform not just the building, but its capacity to welcome and engage with many new people and partners. It will set a new course for the Cathedral for the coming years.

I am sad to let go of all this, but I am very aware that we have in place a talented and committed group of people who have the skills to bring this project to completion over the coming years. It will also be a wrench to leave the North-East. Our children have grown up here and we have made so many friends and have fallen in love with the city and this beautiful part of the world.

The call to Peterborough has been in many ways unexpected, but insistent, and I am looking forward to what will certainly be a challenging and very exciting new stage of ministry.

My farewell service at Newcastle Cathedral will be held on Sunday 7 January 2018 at 4.00pm.

The Very Revd Christopher C. Dalliston, Dean of Newcastle

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