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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We are open for visitors on Sunday 5 June! But wish to advise our visitors that, due to the VHI Womens' Mini Marathon, some temporary road closure will be in place today from 06.00 to 20.00. While our direct location will not be closed off, the measures in place may affect your journey to visit us.
Road closure information can be found here: Temporary Road Closures 2022 | Vhi Womens Mini Marathon
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Evening Prayer at 17.00 will be available online, from Monday 15th - Friday 19th of August, to accommodate our Heritage Week organ recitals. The link to view the services can be found on the 'Sung Evening Prayer' page linked below.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.