Cathedral Dean bids farewell after eight years
- Credit: Bill Smith
After 42 years of ministry - eight of them in Norwich - the Very Revd Jane Hedges has bid farewell with a day of special services to mark her retirement.
She celebrated her career, including becoming the first female Dean of Norwich in the Cathedral’s 900-year history, with a Farewell Eucharist and a Festal Evensong on Sunday.
At the eucharist service, she said: "As the Cathedral looks to the future my prayer is that these aspects of its life will never change: its prayer, its worship, its hospitality and its education.
"However, my prayer will also be for constant change: for a spirit of openness to new ideas, embracing new people, developing new projects, and above all to recognising the risen Christ in all who come through the doors of this place and being ready to be changed by him from one degree of glory to another."
The Revd Dr Peter Doll will be the acting Dean until the new Dean of Norwich is appointed.