The announcement which was made on Sunday will see him take over the role that was created after the departure of Rev Jeremy Fletcher.
Canon Baker’s installation service will take place on Saturday 9th December at 6pm in the Minster.
Commenting on his appointment he said;
“It has been a huge privilege to serve at Peterborough Cathedral over the last 13 years. It is a very special place and I have greatly enjoyed working alongside some very dedicated and talented people.”
“Now that a new Dean has been announced the time seems right for me to move on so that a new team can take the Cathedral forward into what I am confident will be an exciting new phase of its ministry in the city and diocese.”
“As we head north to Beverley, Sue and I will take with us lasting memories of our time here, and a deep affection for the city and people of Peterborough.”
Beverley Minster is the largest parish church building in the Church of England and has a large congregation together with three daughter churches and the neighbouring rural parish of Routh.
The appointment has been made by the Simeon Trustees with the agreement of the Bishop of Hull on behalf of the Archbishop of York.
Canon Baker has been Acting Dean of Peterborough since October 2016. From 2004 he was Canon Missioner at the Cathedral, overseeing the ministry to visitors, schools and those enquiring about faith.