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The installation of Dean Morton

September 22, 2016  Posted in: News, Uncategorised

On 24 September The Very Reverend Dr William Morton will be installed as Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Dean Morton is the 67th Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, a position that has also been held by many notable individuals including Jonathan Swift.

The Very Revd William Morton was elected Dean on 9th May by the members of the Cathedral Chapter.  The Chapter of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has always elected its own Dean; this was a right common to most of the cathedrals in England and Ireland but Saint Patrick’s alone has succeeded in retaining it. Dean Morton comes to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral from Derry where he has been Dean of Saint Columb’s Cathedral since 1997. He will take up residency in the Cathedral Deanery as of the Installation. He and his wife Rosemary have three sons.

We met with Dean Morton a few weeks ago to discuss his life, faith, and future plans for the Cathedral.

Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to Dean Morton.

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