Peter John Alan Robinsonis an Anglican priest serving as the Dean of Derby; he was previously Archdeacon of Lindisfarne.
Born in 1961, he was educated at Tiffin Boys' Grammar School, Kingston-upon-Thames,and St John's College, Cambridge, and worked in the oil industry before being ordained in 1996. After a curacy in North Shields he worked with the Urban Ministry and Theology Project in Byker until his archidiaconal appointment.
Robinson was installed as Dean of Derby on 20 July 2020.
TheCathedral Church of All Saints Derby, better known as Derby Cathedral, is a cathedral church in the city of Derby, England. In 1927, it was promoted from parish church status, to a cathedral, creating a seat for the Bishop of Derby, which new see was created in that year. The original church of All Saints was founded in the mid-10th century as a royal collegiate church, dedicated to All Saints. The main body of the church as it stands today is a Georgian rebuilding by James Gibbs, completed in 1725. The tower dates from the 16th century, and a retroquire was added in the 20th century.
The Dean of Derby is the head and chair of the chapter of canons, the ruling body of Derby Cathedral. The dean and chapter are based at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Derby. Before 2000 the post was designated as a provost, which was then the equivalent of a dean at most English cathedrals. The cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Derby of the Church of England and seat of the Bishop of Derby.
The Archdeacon of Lindisfarne is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the diocese of Newcastle of the Church of England.
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