Llandaff's female Dean quits

The Very Rev Janet Henderson - who became Llandaff Cathedral's first woman Dean in March, and only the second in Welsh history - had pledged her support to ordaining women bishops so the church could 'move on'. The reason for her decision is unknown.

Church in Wales: 'Sadness' over Dean's resignation

The Archbishop of Wales has, with enormous sadness, accepted the resignation with immediate effect of the Very Rev Janet Henderson as Dean of Llandaff.

He has, in the meantime, asked the Archdeacon of Llandaff, the Venerable Peggy Jackson, as the senior member of the chapter, to have necessary oversight of the cathedral on his behalf, until a new dean is appointed.

– Church in Wales statement

Llandaff Cathedral's first woman Dean resigns

No explanation for her departure has been given
No explanation for the Dean's departure has been given Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The first woman dean of Llandaff Cathedral has resigned - just two months after being installed.

The Very Rev Janet Henderson became only the second woman dean in Wales' history when she took on the role in March.

But last night the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan confirmed he had accepted her resignation with immediate effect.

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