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New Canon Installed

New Canon Installed

Today, 5th March, the Chapter of Canons met and at the midday Mass in the Cathedral I installed Canon James McAuley as a new canon of the Chapter. The Chapter of Canons exists to care for the Cathedral and its Liturgy and also to give good advice to me as the Bishop, mainly on matters to do with Liturgy and on the devotional and pastoral life of the Diocese. Canon James is one of our Vicars General and also the Moderator of the Curia, as well as an experienced priest of the diocese. After Formation at the Venerable English College in Rome, he was ordained in 2010, serving first as an assistant priest in Jersey, then at the Cathedral during which time he was also Bishop’s Secretary and University Chaplain. After five years back in Rome on the staff, he returned to the diocese in 2022. He is currently the Dean of the Cathedral, with many responsibilities and so he will be well equipped for the role of canon. I will continue to look to him for wise and trustworthy advice. Please pray for him.

Mgr. Canon Jeremy Garratt celebrated the Chapter Mass. You can read his thought-provoking Homily here.

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