David Hoyle to be installed as Dean on Saturday 29 May

The new Dean of Bristol, Revd Canon Dr David Hoyle, will be installed as Dean of Bristol by Bishop Mike on Saturday 29 May at Bristol Cathedral. Hundreds of guests will attend this major civic service to welcome David to the Diocese and the city.

David, whose appointment was announced by the Prime Minister last December, is no stranger to cathedral life, having spent the last seven years heading up training and support for ordained and lay ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester and as a Canon at Gloucester Cathedral.

David Hoyle“To be a Dean is a challenge and a huge privilege”, says Dr Hoyle. “To be Dean in a great city like Bristol, in a diocese that is growing in confidence in its mission, is really exciting.

“A Cathedral has an important job to do. It should be a focus for a city and a diocese. It should celebrate the richness and variety of life and be a place where different communities meet. In brief it should be a little glimpse of the Kingdom of God. But a cathedral is also a community itself and the Dean is privileged to be part of that community with a role in the way it says and does things.”

David is married to Janet, a primary school head teacher, and they have two teenage children.

“I know David will add a huge amount to this city and to the Diocese.” am really pleased that David is taking up this role,” says Bishop Mike.

A report from the Installation service, including an interview with David, will be featured in June Diocesan News.

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  1. I am a Lay Reader in Gloucester Diocese, and started my training in my ealy 60s after a long career in BBC Television News.
    Canon Hoyle preached when we were first introduced seven years ago, taught sessions at WEMTC and preached when our group was licensed in Gloucester Cathedral.
    He is an inspirational man whose deep spirituality shines through, accompanied by a gentle sense of humour. He also has the ability to speak in straightforward language and it was a privilege to be taught by him.
    Bristol, too, is priviIeged to have him as Dean and I wish you a long and happy partnership.

    John Exelby, Eastleach, Gloucestershire

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