Tuesday 22 December 2009

Deanery of Bristol

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon David Michael Hoyle, MA, PhD, Canon Residentiary of Gloucester Cathedral, and Director of Ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester, to be appointed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Bristol, following the resignation of the Very Reverend Robert William Grimley, MA on 16 September 2009.

Notes for Editors

Canon Hoyle (born 1957) was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and trained for the ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He   served his title at The Good Shepherd, Chesterton, in the diocese of Ely from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1991 he was Chaplain and Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and then Dean and Fellow from 1991 to 1995. From 1995 to 2002 he was Vicar of Christ Church, Southgate, in the London diocese and from 2000 to 2002 he was Director of Post-Ordination Training for the Edmonton Area in the Diocese of London. He has also served as Secretary to the Theological Group of the House of Bishops.  Since 2002 he has been a Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral and Director of Ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester.
Canon Hoyle is married to Janet, and they have two children. He has published work on Church History and continues to write.  His recreations include hill walking, reading poetry and fiction and company and conversation.

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