New Dean of St Albans appointed to serve Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire


HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis is delighted that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of The Venerable Joanne Kelly-Moore, Archdeacon of Canterbury and Residentiary Canon at Canterbury Cathedral, for election as Dean of St Albans, in succession to The Very Reverend Dr Jeffrey John following his resignation on 31st March 2021.

The role of the Dean of St Albans is to lead the life and work of the Cathedral Church of St Alban and to share with the Diocesan Bishop and other senior colleagues in the oversight of the Diocese of St Albans and in supporting its vision of ‘Living God’s Love’.

The Venerable Joanne Kelly-Moore will lead the Cathedral community in sharing and demonstrating the Gospel in the City of St Albans and across the counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Commenting on the appointment, the Lord-Lieutenant said “I am thrilled to welcome the new Dean of St Albans to the Diocese of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. I know that the new Dean will receive a warm welcome from everybody, and we all look forward to working with her.”