Seven new Canons installed at Christ Church Cathedral

Seven new Canons were installed at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 28 January. In the same service one new member was admitted to the Order of St Frideswide.

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft addresses the new Lay and Honorary Canons at Christ ChurchThe full article on the Diocese of Oxford Website includes more pictures as well as short biographies of the new Canons: the Revd Jeff West, the Revd Kevin Davies, the Revd Emma Percy, and the Revd Canon John Rees. Lay Canons are Sarah Meyrick and Richard Fisher. The Ecumenical Canon is the Revd Dr Ralph Waller. Canons are selected because of their work within the Diocese of Oxford and the wider church.

During the same service Michael Hardman was admitted to the Order of St Frideswide. The order, named after the patron saint of Oxford, was founded in 2001 by the then Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Richard Harries. It is a way of giving recognition to lay people who have given outstanding service to the Church over many years.