Eight new Honorary Canons will be collated, admitted and installed as members of the College of Canons of York Minster on Sunday 25th April.
The Installations will take place within a service of Choral Evensong and will be livestreamed. The Honorary Canons elect will be collated and admitted prior to being installed by The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell. Reservations will not be required for the Evensong service but due to the Coronavirus restrictions, capacity will be strictly limited.
The Dean of York, the Right Revd Dr Jonathan Frost said members of the College of Canons act as ambassadors for the mission and work of York Minster and as ‘critical friends’, bringing a wealth of experience and guidance. Jonathan said: “The members of the College of Canons bring lively faith, rich experience and great wisdom to York Minster, the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of York. I very much look forward to welcoming them on Sunday and to the journeys and adventures we shall share together in the years to come”.
These honorary appointments are in addition to any posts the Canons Elect currently hold:
The eight Canons Elect are:
- The Revd Nick Bird to be Canon and Prebendary of Fenton
- The Revd Dominic Black to be Canon and Prebendary of Weighton
- Mrs Ros Brewer to be Canon and Prebendary of Ulleskelf
- The Revd Richard Carew to be Canon and Prebendary of Knaresborough
- The Revd Glyn Holland to be Canon and Prebendary of Ampleforth
- The Revd Anne Richards to be Canon and Prebendary of North Newbald
- The Revd Tim Robinson to be Canon and Prebendary of Langtoft.
The Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Venerable Amanda Bloor, will also be admitted and installed on the same occasion, following her collation last year.
The Archbishop of York said: “I pray that the gifts, wisdom and, above all, Christ-centredness that these new Canons bring to the life of the Cathedral and the Diocese, will be a huge blessing to our life together, and that the places where they serve will be enriched in return. May God fill them with joy to match the patience they have shown in waiting so long for their collation, admission and installation!”