Bishop of Nottingham installed as Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of Southwell

The Bishop of Nottingham was installed as an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of Southwell Minister on Sunday.

Bishop Patrick McKinney was appointed along with the Revd Angela Fletcher, vicar of Warsop with Sookholme and Bishop Pangani Thipa, the Senior Pastor and National Overseer of the Calvary Family Church (CFC) and trustee of Refugee Roots in Hyson Green.

While continuing with their usual ministry the role of an Honorary Canon is to contribute to the life of the cathedral through promoting its mission across the diocese and connecting with the communities of Nottinghamshire.

Reflecting on the day, Bishop McKinney said: “I’m honoured to be invited to become an Honorary Ecumenical Canon of Southwell Minster. My hope is that I may contribute a little to the good relationships, which have existed over many years, between the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham and the Anglican Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham. May we work collaboratively in the service of Christ’s mission and in our Christian witness and discipleship in the world.”

Honorary Canons are appointed to serve a term of seven years and the Cathedral Church of Southwell’s College of Canons has 16 Lay and Ordained members from all walks of life.

Photograph below taken by Brian Pickering