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Former Dean of Exeter to release Classic Rock album

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

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Rev Jonathan Meyrick with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

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The former Dean of Exeter, nicknamed the singing dean, is recording a rock album to raise money for charity.

Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, the Bishop of Lynn, plans to release the CD with tracks including Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones and Wild Thing by the Troggs (see video) later this year.

The bishop, who used to present a weekly feature in The Express and Echo under the name of "Johnny Dean", previously appeared on ITV's Stars In Their Eyes dressed as Reg Presley singing Wild Thing.

Bishop Jonathan, 58, has said he is not looking for stardom or to top the charts but raise money for a good cause.

In 2011 during his role as Dean of Exeter he also spent 24 hours reading poetry aloud in the Cathedral to raise money for a campaign set up to make sure the Cathedral was sustained for the future.

Watch a video of the bishop rocking out below:

And in contrast see a video of the former Dean of Exeter presenting his weekly feature below:

Read more from Exeter Express and Echo

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