Ephraim Mirvis to be installed as chief rabbi of the UK

Ephraim Mirvis at St John's Wood Synagogue in north London where it was announced that he will become the UK's next chief rabbi. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is due to be installed as the new chief rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth in London today. Mirvis will become the seventh Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations, succeeding Lord Jonathan Sacks, who held the post since 1991.

The Prince of Wales is due to attend the ceremony held at St John's Wood United Synagogue in north west London.

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New UK chief rabbi installed

The UK's next Chief Rabbi took up his post today in a ceremony attended by more than 1,000 guests - including the Prince of Wales. Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was inducted as seventh Chief Rabbi since the role was formalised in 1845.