Godolphin Head appointed a Lay Canon in Salisbury Cathedral

In a moving ceremony held in Salisbury Cathedral, Head Samantha Price was installed as a Lay Canon following an invitation from the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Rev’d Nicholas Holtam.

Canons are allocated their own stall in the Quire of the Cathedral and Mrs Price was installed into “Coombe & Harnham” and now joins the Salisbury Cathedral’s College of Canons. Established in 2001 as the successor to the ‘Great Chapter’ it includes Lay and Non-Residentiary Canons and meets twice a year.

Also installed at the same service was The Right Rev’d Andrew Chan, Bishop of the Diocese of the Western Kowloon (Province of Hong Kong) who was appointed a Sarum Canon and the Rev’d Antony Macrow-Wood, Team Rector of North Poole Ecumenical who was installed as a Non-Residentiary Canon.

The Dean of Salisbury, the Very Rev’d June Osborne, said “We are delighted to be welcoming Sam and Antony to our College of Canons. They will bring us valuable experience from their specialism to our life and help the Cathedral enormously with their advice and opinions. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a varied and impressive array of talent and knowledge in the College. It is a particular honour to be welcoming Bishop Andrew”.

Godolphin School, a member of the Girls’ Schools Association is closely associated with Salisbury Cathedral and special school services include the Scholars’ and Prefects’ Evensong, a Christmas Carol service, the annual Confirmation service as well as attendance at regular Evensongs and Sunday services.

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