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Dean of Portsmouth Announces Retirement

On Friday 19th January, the Dean of Portsmouth, the Very Reverend David Brindley officially announced his retirement to the Cathedral Council and Fabric Advisory Committee. His retirement was announced to the congregation on Sunday 21st January.

David has been Dean of Portsmouth since 2002.  Prior to ordination David worked for Voluntary Service Overseas teaching in a school for blind children in Beirut and has worked for the Church in a variety of parish and academic roles including Principal of an Ordination Training Course and Rector of Warwick.  David leads the Cathedral team which serves the Diocese and City of Portsmouth. 

His final service at Portsmouth Cathedral will be Sunday 10th June.

You can read the official announcement of retirement here, and below:

19th January 2018

Dear Colleagues,


I am writing to give you advance notice that there will be a formal announcement of my retirement on Sunday in the Cathedral.


My last Sunday at the Cathedral will be June 10th - the day before my 65th birthday. I will celebrate at the 10.30am Eucharist at which the setting will be the Portsmouth Jazz Mass, and Canon David Isaac will preach. David ‘minded’ me at my installation over fifteen years ago.

In the evening I hope that as many members of the Foundation, Cathedral Council and committees as possible will be present for my final service at which I will preach and which will be followed by a reception in the Nave.

Gill and I will retire to Fordingbridge in the New Forest.

With best wishes,
David Brindley

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