THE new man in charge of organising services of worship at York Minster will take up his role this weekend.

The Rev Peter Moger is to be installed as Canon Precentor at the historic cathedral during evensong on Sunday.

The position means he will take the lead on the most important services held there.

In the past, these have included the installation of the Dean of York, the Very Rev Keith Jones, the inauguration of the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and the consecration of bishops for the Northern Province of the Church of England.

Mr Moger will also be responsible for planning and organising daily and weekly worship at the Minster.

He said: “I am delighted to be taking up the post and to be working with colleagues to contribute to the Minster’s mission through worship and music.

“My family and I have settled very happily in York over the summer and are looking forward to becoming a part of the Minster community.”

Born in East Yorkshire, Mr Moger has previously served as Minor Canon Precentor at Ely Cathedral and vicar of Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire.

In 2005 he was appointed as the Church of England’s first National Worship Development Officer.

Mr Moger succeeds the Rev Jeremy Fletcher, who left the Minster last July to become vicar of Beverley Minster.