The Chapter is delighted to announce the appointment of the Very Reverend Chris Chataway, Dean of Ballarat as the next Dean of St George’s Cathedral. Dean Chataway is a highly respected member of the Australian clergy, having served both as an Archdeacon in Adelaide and then Dean of Ballarat. He is deeply familiar with the national church and the issues faced by contemporary Australian Anglicans. He is also a skilled musician and composer, with a deep grounding in liturgical music.

He will be accompanied by his wife, Heather, although their four adult children will remain in the eastern states. Chris is likely to join us in the New Year, and a date for his installation will be announced in due course.

This has been an unsettled time for the Cathedral community, but now we can look to the next season in the life of our community with renewed confidence and hope. Please add Chris and Heather to your prayers as they prepare to make their transition to Perth, and welcome them with all joy and grace.