(Lancashire Telegraph) New Dean gets warm welcome to ‘beautiful town’ of Blackburn

THE new Dean of Blackburn has said he is ‘overjoyed and excited’ after taking up his new role.

Canon Peter Howell-Jones was installed at a service at Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday.

The 55-year-old dad-of-four was previously the Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral and will succeed The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong.

In his new role, as well as taking overall charge of the cathedral, the Very Rev Howell-Jones will be a key member of the Diocesan Bishop’s Leadership Team.

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