A BBC Radio Solent presenter, an ex-health visitor and a former Master of Marlborough School are amongst the four new canons to be installed into the College of Canons at Salisbury Cathedral. They join at the invitation of the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Revd Nicholas Holtam. Three of the canons will be installed as Non-Residentiary Canons at 17.30 Evensong on Thursday, 2 May. Each individual brings special insights into different aspects of society, expertise that the Dean and Chapter, the Cathedral’s governing body, can draw upon when making decisions and evaluating their activities.
The Reverend Jonathan Herbert has worked extensively in mental health and addiction. He also serves the Diocese of Salisbury as Chaplain to Gypsies and Travellers.
The Reverend Tim Daykin broadcasts to Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, with listeners from as far afield as the United States, Finland and Australia listening via the internet. Tim has worked across the local radio network of 39 stations producing a number of projects including the network's contribution to BBC Radio 2's Faith in the World Week. He also supports the communications work of the Diocese of Salisbury.
The Reverend Lucy Holt trained as a General Nurse at Guys Hospital and worked in Oncology and Paediatrics before becoming a Registered Health Visitor. Lucy was ordained and worked in the Oxford Diocese before moving to Poole in 2013 to become Rector of St James.
Jonathan Leigh, who was Master of Marlborough College until 2018, will be installed on Thursday, 3 October 2019 as a Lay Canon. Now retired and living in Wiltshire, he brings a lifetime’s experience of education and working with young people to the College. Jonathan was a chorister at St George’s, Windsor, before moving on to Eton College and subsequently Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was a Tenor Choral Exhibitioner and read History.
Each canon will be allocated a stall in the Cathedral Quire and will join the Cathedral’s extended ‘family’. The College of Canons meet twice a year, providing feedback on Cathedral activities and policy decisions made by Chapter.
Announcing the new appointments, the Dean of Salisbury, The Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming such exceptional individuals to the College of Canons. Their wisdom and experience will be valuable as we move forward. Like the canons that have gone before them, we know that these newly appointed members will play their part in helping us to realise our ambitions for this remarkable place, both as a place of worship and a place that is known by and visited by many, both in this country and abroad.
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