New Dean of Truro announced


Fr Simon Robinson has been confirmed as the next Dean of Truro. He has been the interim Dean since October of last year.

Downing Street made the announcement today that His Majesty The King had approved the nomination

Fr Simon was previously Vicar of Minehead and has a long history, prior to ordination, of senior leadership in the education sector. He has also been the Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Bath and Wells and sits on Diocesan and General Synod and various trust boards, both church and community.

In 2021 he completed the Strategic Leadership Development Programme, a five-year programme for clergy identified as potential future leaders on a strategic and senior level. He is a national selector for candidates for ordination and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands for the Diocese in Europe.

The Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, said: “I’m delighted that Fr Simon is to be the next Dean of Truro. I know that he has greatly impressed many since his arrival as Interim Dean by his strong faith, evident delight and trust in God, and his great desire that Truro Cathedral should be a place of excellence both in worship and mission, and I’m very pleased indeed that this role is now to be permanent.”

On his appointment, Fr Simon said: “I am over the moon that The King has approved my nomination as the next Dean of Truro, and really truly excited to be working and serving at this great cathedral here in Cornwall.

“I am committed to my belief that Truro Cathedral is here for everyone who lives and works and visits Cornwall. It does not belong to me, it belongs firstly to God and then to everyone, whoever they are and whatever their faith status is. I believe firmly in the Welcome of God to all people, something I see right at the heart of the Gospel. I will do everything I can to ensure that we continue to build on that Gospel welcome.”