THE new Dean of York was revealed today (Monday) at the Minster.

Members of the community, volunteers and pupils of Minster School gathered inside the Minster to meet the new Dean, The Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost.

In a ceremony, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said the Dean will lead the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York in its mission to Serve God across the Diocese and Province of York.

He said: “Jonathan brings with him a wealth of experience as a pastor and leader in mission, in parish, school, chaplaincy and cathedral.”

The Dean will take on the role from February 2 next year. Since 2010, he has been the Suffragan Bishop of Southampton in the Diocese of Winchester, where he served as chair of the joint board of educations and as chair of Love Southampton. Prior to that role he had been the Residentiary Canon at Guildford Cathedral.

He said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been invited to take up the role of Dean of York. I look forward to serving the Minster community, the Diocese of York and the Northern Province as together we seek to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to reflect the radiant goodness of Jesus Christ.”

The Dean joked there was a long line of great Yorkshire saints, including his cricket idol sir Geoffrey Boycott, and that he wanted to build on the work of the previous Dean, Vivienne Faull.

He said: “It is important when you come into a new role that you build on everything that is good and seek to make that flourish. However, my three targets for the role are to listen, listen and listen to the community. By having really good luck we will be able to understand and discover the new things we need to do.”

Right Worshipful Peter Collier QC, Chair of the Nomination Panel for the Dean of York, said he was "delighted" with the Dean's appointment, a person whose life was "deeply rooted in prayer".