Installation of the Reverend Canon Dr Frances Ward as Dean

This special service of Installation as Dean of St Edmundsbury and Induction as Vicar of the Parish of St James and St Edmund has begun the next chapter in the life of the Cathedral.  Representatives from the Diocese and Cathedral Community were joined by people from across Suffolk and beyond at this act of celebration and welcome.  Frances Ward has been a Residentiary Canon and Theologian of Bradford Cathedral since 2006. Previously, she was Parish Deacon of Westhoughton in the Diocese of Manchester, Tutor in Practical Theology at the Northern College, Manchester, Honorary Curate of Bury St Peter, Curate of Unsworth, Vicar of Bury St Peter, Curate of Leverhulme, Bishop’s Advisor on Women in Ministry, and Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral. For our gallery of photos please click here and for Frances' sermon please click here.