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Honorary Canons Instituted and Installed

9 months, 1 week ago

The Bishop of Southwark, The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, instituted and the Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, installed five new Honorary Canons for Southwark Cathedral on Sunday 1 October.  They are:

The Revd Canon Dr Nicholas Cranfield - Vicar of Blackheath, All Saints

The Revd Canon Roxanne Hunte - Priest in Charge of South Norwood, Holy Innocents & South Norwood, St Mark

The Revd Canon Younis Francis - Vicar of Norbury, St Philip

The Revd Canon Penelope Rose-Casemore - Vicar of Clapham, Christ Church & St John the Evangelist

The Revd Canon Leslie Wells - Team Rector of Horley

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn preached and he reminded the congregation where the five Canons came from saying ‘no matter the place in which we minister the task is much the same. Wherever we are the church is the abiding place of the in-dwelling God.’  He continued, ‘Amidst all the horror of the year we have seen the vital place that churches play in ministering to people around them. In honouring the five new Canons today we give thanks for their dedicated service and honour all those who work in their parishes too as they show God’s love to our communities’.

At the same service the Bishop presented the Dean and the Dean’s Verger, Paul Timms, with the Lancelot Andrewes medal for Godly Service & Zeal for the Gospel. Bishop Christopher said that this was in recognition of the leadership they gave to the Cathedral community following the London Bridge terror attack of early June.

Paul Timms also recently celebrated 25 years as the Dean’s Verger here in Southwark: just another example of devoted service.

Speaking of the new Canons and the recipients of the Lancelot Andrewes medals Bishop Christopher said, ‘It gives me great joy to institute these new Canons and to honour them as well as Andrew and Paul for their work of showing God’s love in their parishes and communities’.


The Dean’s sermon can be found at: http://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/sermons/an20171001b

Photographs can be found on Flickr at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6foM4o