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Announcement of the New Dean

13 Nov 2020

To fill the post of Dean of St John’s Cathedral, the mother church and Cathedral of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island, a Board of Patronage of the Church of England Trustees was convened in February this year. The Trustees are pleased to announce that the Board of Patronage has recommended the appointment of the Very Revd Kwok Keung Chan, effective 1st May 2021. The Archbishop has given his consent to this appointment.

The Very Revd Kwok Keung Chan

The Very Revd Kwok Keung Chan is currently the Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Diocese of Eastern Kowloon. Ordained in 2008, Dean KK Chan has served at Holy Carpenter Church, St Augustine’s Chapel and Holy Trinity Cathedral. He was named Sub-dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in 2019 and Dean in 2020. Before attending Ming Hua Theological College for his Master of Divinity, he taught at SKH Good Shepherd Primary School from 1993-2004. Dean KK Chan, a gifted preacher and visionary leader, is heavily involved in education, congregational development, ecumenical partnership and social welfare ministry. He brings a wealth of experience as a priest, pastor, teacher and administrator to St John’s Cathedral.

During the interim, the Revd Mark Rogers, will be the Acting Dean from 1st January to 30th April 2021.

The Rt Revd Timothy Kwok will act as Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Revd Franklin Lee On Yip, Chaplain at St John’s Cathedral, will be appointed as Sub-dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral both effective 1st May 2021.

Please pray for Dean KK Chan, the Revd Franklin Lee and both cathedrals at this time of transition.

Martin Matsui and John Li

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