Jersey

New dean of Jersey appointed by Queen

Reverend Mike Keirle
Image caption Reverend Mike Keirle is currently Vice Dean of Guernsey and Rector of St Martin's Parish Church, Guernsey

The Reverend Mike Keirle has been named as the new Dean of Jersey.

A spokesperson from the Diocese of Canterbury said: "It is hoped he will take up the position in the coming months."

Mr Keirle, who was born and brought up in St Albans, currently serves as Vice Dean of Guernsey and Rector of St Martin's Parish Church.

In a statement he said he looked forward to working with colleagues and the community.

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Born and brought up in St Albans, Mr Keirle previously worked in agricultural research before training at Trinity Theological College in Bristol.

He moved to the Channel Islands in 2003 as Rector of St Martin's Parish Church.

In 2015 he served as Acting Dean of Guernsey during a vacancy period.

As well as his role in the church, Mr Keirle is currently a member of the Channel Islands Air Search crew, said the diocese.

He takes over from the last official Dean, the Very Reverend Bob Key, who resigned in 2016.

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