The Dean of Derby Appointment Panel met on 5th and 6th December.
Following that round of interviews, Christopher Nieper, who is the Chair of the Panel, said:
"After very careful consideration, we have decided not to make an appointment at this time. It is important that the right person is appointed, and we felt that we would like to widen the candidate pool before reaching a final decision.
The panel propose to continue the appointment process in the New Year. Bishop Libby has asked Canon Elizabeth Thomson to continue to serve as Acting Dean during the vacancy.
Please continue to keep the Cathedral community, the appointment panel and those who might be exploring this ministry in your prayers."