Fr Richard Hearn has been named as the next dean of Southwark's Roman Catholic cathedral.
Fr Hearn was ordained priest in 2006 after a career in banking.
Having served as assistant priest at the parish of St Thomas of Canterbury in the city of Canterbury, he is currently chaplain to Elmlea Prison on the Isle of Sheppey.
The new dean will arrive at St George's in early March.
During January and February Fr Philip Smith – an assistant priest at the cathedral – will serve as acting dean.
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