Following the announcement by the Archdeacon of Canterbury, the Ven Dr Sheila Watson, that she will be leaving Canterbury Cathedral in January 2016, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, the Dean of Canterbury, said:
After 13 years as an Archdeacon, Sheila feels it is right to lay down that particular role within the Church for a period of reflection and discernment. Alongside her role in the diocese, she has also been a much valued member of the Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral. We will miss an effective colleague and friend and are very grateful for the role she has played.
The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, the Dean of Canterbury