|Bishop Richard with left Canon Tony Churchill and right Canon Colin Wolczak|
The ceremony of installation took place during annual Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) for the Friends of Arundel Cathedral. This meant that as well as well-wishers from the two priests’ parishes there was also many friends and invited dignitaries from Surrey and Sussex, alongside members of the Chapter of Canons of Arundel Cathedral.
Bishop Richard welcomed the two new Canons as men who could bring experience and wisdom to support him in his work as Bishop of Arundel & Brighton Diocese.
The two new canons were welcomed not only by Bishop Richard, but also on behalf of their new fellow Canons by the Canon Provost, Mgr. John Hull. Once installed the two new Canons joined their brother Canons in reciting a psalm from the Bible delighting in the joys of working and sharing together as brothers.
The dignitaries included not only mayors and councillors from Sussex and Surrey, but all three Lord Lieutenants of Surrey, and East and West Sussex.
The event was also honoured with the colourful presence of several Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre who raise funds for aid projects in the Holy Land.
Photos: Bishop Richard with Canon Tony Churchill and Canon Colin Wolczak ©Arundel & Brighton Diocese
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