The Dean of Guernsey, the Very Revd Tim Barker, has announced that he has appointed two Vice-Deans, on the departure from Guernsey of the Revd Mike Keirle, who is to be Dean of Jersey.
The new Vice-Deans are the Revd Jon Honour, Vicar of the parish of Holy Trinity, and the Revd John Moore, Vicar of the parish of St Stephen. The Vice-Deans will share responsibility, with the Dean and lay officers, for the leadership of the Church of England in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The Dean and Vice-Deans will hold between them a portfolio of responsibilities, including safeguarding, church buildings, finance, the Ecclesiastical Court, vacancies, pastoral care of clergy and Readers, arrangements for Chapter meetings, mission strategy, stewardship and building relationships for mission with other churches in Guernsey.
The Vice-Deans will be admitted to office at the Visitation Service at the Town Church on Tuesday 6 June at 7.30 pm.
The Very Revd Tim Barker said, ‘I have been very grateful to Mike Keirle for his tremendous support as Vice-Dean. I am delighted that Father John Moore and the Revd Jon Honour have agreed to be Vice-Deans. I look forward very much to working with them and, together, serving the whole community of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.’