Stephen is the new Dean of Chichester

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THE new Dean of Chichester has been confirmed by Downing Street.

The Venerable Stephen Waine will take the Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling’s place after his retirement in February.

Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner said: ‘Stephen’s range of priestly ministry embraces cathedral, parish and diocesan responsibilities.’

A graduate of economic and social studies at the University of East Anglia, the new archdeacon said: ‘Chichester Cathedral is an inspiring blend of ancient and modern, a place of worship and a place of culture and community.

‘I look forward to becoming part of its life and furthering the many ways in which it seeks to serve the people of Sussex.’

The father-of-two will take up his post on February 14, 2015 as Dean of Chichester in the cathedral.