The Dean of Lichfield, the Very Revd Adrian Dorber, has announced that he is to retire in 2023.
Adrian, who became Dean in 2005, will step down from the role on 31 March. There will be a farewell service for him on the afternoon of 19 February, which will be his final Sunday at the cathedral.
The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed The Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, currently a Residentiary Canon at the cathedral, as Acting Dean of Lichfield from 1 April while the appointment process for a new Dean is followed.
Bishop Michael said: “Adrian has served the cathedral, the wider community of Lichfield and our diocese with great commitment, faith and passion for the past 17 years and we will be sad to see him leave but happy for him in his well-earned retirement. We look forward to celebrating Adrian’s time in Lichfield on 19 February, and more details will be made available about this in the new year.
“I am very thankful to Bishop Jan for agreeing to be Acting Dean while the process to find Adrian’s successor gets underway.”