The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Stephen David Lake, BTh, Residentiary Canon and Sub-Dean of St Albans Cathedral, to be appointed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity of Gloucester, on the resignation of the Very Reverend Nicholas Ayles Stillingfleet Bury, MA on 1 October 2010.
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The Reverend Canon Stephen Lake (aged 47) studied for the ministry at Chichester Theological College, being awarded his degree through Southampton University. He served his title at Sherborne with Castleton and Lillington in the diocese of Salisbury from 1988 to 1992. From 1992 to 2001 he was a parish priest of Branksome St Aldhelm in the same diocese. From 2000 to 2001 he was Rural Dean of Poole, having served a number of years as Assistant Rural Dean. Since 2001 he has been Canon Residentiary and Sub-Dean of St Albans Cathedral. He chairs the St Albans Diocesan Liturgical Committee, the Diocesan Board for Christian Development and has been a member of the General Synod for seven years.
Stephen is married to Carol and they have three children, Katharine, Samuel and Joseph.
Canon Lake has published several books and is committed to transforming liturgy, engaging discipleship and effective mission and ministry. Canon Lake is a Trustee of the Scout Association. He is a keen hill walker and supporter of Tottenham Hotspur.