Archbishop of York pays tribute to Dean of Ripon

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has said that he is very saddened by the news that the Dean of Ripon, the Very Revd Keith Jukes, has died today.

The Very Revd Keith Jukes died peacefully in Harrogate District Hospital today at the age of 59, after being admitted to hospital hours earlier.

I'm very saddened to hear about the death of Keith Jukes, the Dean of Ripon Cathedral. Keith was a great Vicar of Selby Abbey and saw to its restoration. He has been an inspiring Dean. My prayers go out to his family at this time.

– Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York