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The Very Reverend John Dobson

The Very Reverend John Dobson

The Very Reverend John Dobson was appointed Dean of Ripon in June 2014 following 25 years of ministry in the Diocese of Durham serving as a parish priest, Area Dean, Chair of the House of Clergy, member of The Board of Finance, Diocesan Synod and many other diocesan committees.

He has much experience in growing congregations and building developments, community development and partnership working with all sectors.

He is delighted to be ministering in his native Yorkshire at a Cathedral that has been important to him since childhood and in the new Diocese of Leeds where imaginative ways of ministering are being explored. While at Ripon, he has led the Cathedral community in an envisioning process that has resulted in establishing the strategy ‘Growing God’s Kingdom’. This is shaping the growing and nurturing of the congregation, the development of the Cathedral as a centre of heritage, pilgrimage and tourism and the mission extended through the Cathedral to the people and communities of the region.

He is married to Nicola who is head teacher of a Church school in North Yorkshire and they have two children studying at university.

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