The Dean and Chapter of St Asaph Cathedral have issued this statement:
"Following a reduction in the budget, which has been under financial pressure for some time, we have had to review the provision of music at St Asaph Cathedral. It is with the greatest regret that we are no longer able to sustain the employment arrangement of a Director of Music and an Assistant Director of Music. Therefore, the posts in their current form, are being made redundant.
We are extremely grateful to Alan McGuinness and John Hosking for their exemplary performance, hard work and dedication in achieving the high standard of music they have nurtured here. We wish Alan and John all the best in their future careers.
Modest temporary arrangements are being put in place to ensure those same high standards of music and worship will continue for principal cathedral and diocesan services. Arrangements are being made to properly look after the girls, boys and adult singers of the cathedral choir."