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Dean of Liverpool

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Reverend Canon Peter Jonathan Wilcox, MA, DPhil, Canon Residentiary of Lichfield Cathedral in Lichfield Diocese, to be appointed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Liverpool.

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Peter Jonathan Wilcox, MA, DPhil, Canon Residentiary of Lichfield Cathedral in Lichfield Diocese, to be appointed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Liverpool on the elevation of the Very Reverend Justin Portal Welby, MA, as Bishop of Durham on 29 September 2011.

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The Reverend Canon Dr Pete Wilcox (aged 50) studied history at Saint John’s College, Durham. He trained for the ordained ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He served his title at Preston on Tees, in the diocese of Durham from 1987 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993, while completing a doctorate at St John’s College, Oxford, he was Non Stipendary Minister at Saint Margaret with Saint Philip and Saint James, with Saint Giles in the Diocese of Oxford.

From 1993 to 1998 he was Team Vicar at Saint Edmund’s Chapel, Gateshead, in the diocese of Durham and Director of the Cranmer Hall Urban Mission Centre. From 1998 to 2006 he was Priest-in-Charge at Saint Paul’s at the Crossing, Walsall in the diocese of Lichfield. Since 2006 he has been Canon Residentiary at Lichfield Cathedral. Pete is married to the writer Catherine Fox. They have two adult sons. He has a passionate interest in all ball sports, especially (as a fan of Newcastle United) football. He is the author of three books, including ‘Talking the Talk: The Fall of King David for Today’ (Lutterworth, 2011).