New Rector of Leeds appointed

The Diocese of Leeds is pleased to announce that the next Rector of Leeds will be the Revd Canon Paul Maybury.

Revd Paul joins the Minster from Bradford Cathedral, where he has been Acting Dean since last summer, having previously been the Cathedral’s Canon Precentor.

Revd Paul said: "I am very much looking forward to coming to Leeds Minster to lead the Christian Community in its mission and ministry to the city. 

“My family and I have strong connections with Leeds, with my three children having been born within the parish (at St James') and Sarah, my wife, having taught at a Primary School in the neighbouring parish. 

“I am eager to meet everyone and to discern together God's priorities."

Revd Paul has a long history with our region, joining Bradford Cathedral in 2016 after working as Bishop’s Mission Priest in the Diocese of Cyprus.

Before this Revd Paul worked in the former Diocese of Wakefield, as a parish priest and as Rural Dean of Dewsbury.

The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, said: “Paul has done a wonderful job at Bradford Cathedral and is the right person to now take Leeds Minster into its future. 

“I warmly look forward to working with Paul in Leeds.”

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