Canterbury Cathedral Honorary Canons
We are delighted to announce that a new College of Honorary Canons of Canterbury Cathedral has been named. The College of Canons is made up of lay and ordained people from across our diocese who serve in a variety of roles and are recognised for the distinct contribution they make.
The most high-profile function of the College of Canons is to formerly elect a new Bishop (Archbishop) when one is nominated. Under the new Constitution and Statutes of Canterbury Cathedral, the College of Canons receives the annual report and accounts of the Cathedral’s Chapter. Members of the College are ambassadors, advisers and supporters of the Cathedral, helping to build connections and disseminate information across our diocese as we serve together.
As well as the honorary and lay canons, the College of Canons comprises the suffragan bishops and archdeacons of the diocese, honorary provincial canons and members of the Cathedral Chapter.
There will be a service of Installation later in the autumn and further details will be announced in due course.
In making these appointments The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, said, "I am delighted that we are able to recognise the diverse contribution that many people make to the vibrant life of our diocese as we all work together to share the gospel message of knowing Jesus at work in our lives and communities."
The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Reverend Dr David Monteith, said, "All cathedrals are formally becoming charities with new systems and bodies. Our new College of Honorary Canons is made up of lay and ordained ministries in equal numbers. I welcome these new Canons as we strengthen our common bonds of fellowship and advocacy across the diocese."
The Revd Joyce Addison Priest-in-Charge St Martin’s, Maidstone; Diocesan Ecumenical Officer
The Revd Lorraine Apps-Huggins Chaplain to The Living Well, Bishop's Advisor in Healing & Wholeness
The Revd Barney de Berry* Vicar St Mary Bredin, Canterbury; General Synod
The Revd Steve Coneys* Diocesan Mission and Growth Adviser
The Revd Seth Cooper* Rector Walmer and Cornilo Benefice
The Revd Rodney Dreyer Vicar St Laurence with All Saints, Hawkhurst
The Revd Patrick Ellisdon* Priest-in-Charge All Saints, Canterbury
The Revd Lindsay Hammond* Team Rector Tenterden, Rother and Oxney Benefice
The Revd Arthur Houston* Priest-in-Charge St Faith’s, Maidstone
The Revd Estella Last Vicar Bridge Benefice; Bishop’s Adviser for Women’s Ministry; Archbishop’s Council
The Revd Philip Musindi Vicar St Andrew’s, Reading Street; Area Dean Thanet
The Revd Jo Richards Rector St Dunstan, St Mildred & St Peter, Canterbury; Area Dean Canterbury
Honorary Lay Canons
Amanda Boucherat Co-Chair Mission and Ministry Framework
Sir Paul Britton Chair Diocesan Advisory Committee
Dr Neville Emslie* Director of Mission and Ministry
Diane Enfield Former Lay Chair Maidstone
Miranda Ford Chair House of Laity; Lay Chair Ospringe Deanery; Archbishop’s Council
Shirley Leslie Treasurer Ashford Deanery, Ashford Town Parish
Jude Lowson Head of King’s School, Canterbury
Naomi Lumutenga Adviser to the Anglican Observer, United Nations; Diocesan Link Representative CMEAC (Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns)
John Morrison Reader; Archbishop’s Council; Chaplain to Sea Cadets, East Kent District
Ian Rich Chaplain to John Wallace Church of England Academy
Dr Quentin Roper* Diocesan Director of Education
David Slater Chaplain to the Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel
The following have also been made Canon Emeriti:
The Revd Canon John Corbyn
The Revd Canon Steve Lillicrap
The Revd Canon Mark Roberts
Canon David Kemp