The Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward
Frances was born on 16 September 1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She educated at The King's School, Ely. She studied at the University of St Andrews and the University of Manchester. From 1987 to 1989, she trained for Holy Orders at Westcott House, Cambridge.
She was ordained deacon in 1989 and priest in 1994. She was then a tutor at Northern College until 1998 and then Vicar of St Peter's Bury until 2005. She was a residentiary canon at Bradford Cathedral from 2006 until 2010, when she was appointed Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
In 2017, she moved to College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, with husband, Peter, to continue her academic work.
She was inducted as Priest-in-Charge of St Michael's and St John's on 2nd February 2020.