Tuesday, 4 March 2008

A New Chapter

The Canons of the Cathedral Chapter raise a smile this lunchtime, after four new Canons were installed. Earlier this year Bishop Patrick asked all the Canons over 75 to retire; they created a number of spaces on the Chapter, which today were filled. The Chapter exists to oversee the running of the Cathedral, and to support its work. They may also be asked to counsel the Bishop on important matters.

The four new Canons also posed with Bishop Patrick: left to right we see Canon Dunstan Cooper (St Mary's, Morecambe), Canon Michael Campbell (Bishop-elect), Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue, Canon Seamus Flannery (St Mary's, Ulverston) and Canon Robert Dewhurst (Sacred Heart, Blackpool). Congratulations to all!