The new Dean of Taranaki Installed

May 3, 2016

The new Dean of the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, the Very Revd Peter Beck, was 
installed in the role at a ceremony in New Plymouth on Saturday, April 26, 2016.

Dean Peter is a former Dean of Christchurch Cathedral, having resigned in 2011 after nearly 10 
years in the job. He has filled the Taranaki role left by former Dean Jamie Allen.

The installation service was held in the Interim Cathedral, across the road from the historic  cathedral building which is closed and awaiting earthquake strengthening.

Congregation members said afterwards the service had been inspiring, with a beautiful 
atmosphere. Among those attending was a delegation from Christchurch including the current Dean of  Christchurch, Lawrence Kimberley, and the city's Mayor, Lianne Dalziel.

The installation was performed by the Archbishop of Aotearoa New Zealand and Bishop of 
Taranaki, Philip Richardson, and the Bishop of Waikato, Helen-Ann Hartley. During the service the 
new dean preached an uplifting sermon.

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