New Dean of Westminster Appointed


Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle as the new Dean of Westminster.

He is currently Dean of Bristol and will succeed the Very Reverend Dr John Hall who retires on 1st November 2019, All Saints’ Day, after 13 years at Westminster Abbey. 

He will become the 39th Dean of Westminster, overseeing the spiritual life of Westminster Abbey and giving leadership to the Abbey community, which includes 350 staff and 400 volunteers. Dr Hoyle will be installed as Dean of Westminster on 16th November 2019.

Read the full statement from Westminster Abbey