At Choral Evensong on Saturday 25 November, in a great celebration of ministry, Bishop Alan licenced five new Honorary Canons including our own Cathedral Warden Dr Anthea Cecil.

Bishop Alan paid tribute to our new Canons’ leadership and service in a wide variety of ways in the Church and the wider community. We are very glad to welcome Beverley Julian, CEO of the Mothers Union, The Revd Nick Sharp, Vicar of St Cuthbert’s Rye Park, the Revd Charles Burch, Vicar of St Lawrence Bovingdon, the Revd Lucy Davies, Vicar of St Andrew’s Bedford and Dean of Women’s ministries. The Ven Charles Hudson, was already an honorary Canon and the Dean also installed him in his new seat, that's assigned to the Archdeacon of St Albans.