Dean of York, The Right Reverend Dr Jonathan Frost
Jonathan comes to York Minster and Yorkshire from the Diocese of Winchester, where he served as Suffragan Bishop of Southampton from 2010-2019. He also served as an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Portsmouth.
Jonathan represented the Suffragan Bishops of the Province of Canterbury at General Synod. He is a Trustee of USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel). Prior to his Southampton years, Jonathan was Anglican Chaplain at the University of Surrey, Residentiary Canon at Guildford Cathedral and the Bishop of Guildford’s Adviser for Inter-faith Relations. He previously served as a parish priest in Ash and in Nottingham where he was also police chaplain.
In the Diocese of Winchester, Jonathan focused on prayer and growing disciples, building strong community relations and engagement with young people. He was Chair of the Joint Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Board of Education overseeing the work of 160 schools. For the last eight years, Jonathan led an Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Taizé community in Burgundy, France.
Jonathan co-founded Love Southampton, an initiative which involved churches partnering with Southampton City Council on a number of projects for the common good.
Jonathan is a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen, Nottingham and Surrey. In April 2012 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of the University, by the University of Surrey for his work in promoting cohesive campus relations and religious literacy in universities.
Jonathan is married to Christine and they have three grown-up children, Hannah, Ben and Jake.
For Jonathan, Fulham Football Club and Test cricket are passions that endure. Sea swimming, walking and time spent with family and friend are, for him, intimations of heaven.