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Southwark Cathedral installs new canon and minor canons

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Mandy Ford has been installed as a residentiary canon of Southwark Cathedral.

Southwark Cathedral installs new canon and minor canons
Canon Mandy Ford after her installation on Sunday
Southwark Cathedral installs new canon and minor canons
New minor canons Jonathan Coore and Tony Lucas

Canon Mandy Ford succeeds Jane Steen, now Archdeacon of Southwark, as Canon Chancellor and Director of Ministerial Education.

The installation and welcome took place during choral evensong on Sunday.

Present in the cathedral were friends from Leicester where Canon Ford was a member of the cathedral chapter. Her last major duty was overseeing the reordering of the cathedral ready for the burial of Richard III.

The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, said that Canon Ford came well-equipped for the next stage of her ministry. He also alluded to his predecessor Tom Butler having been Bishop of Leicester.

The Rt Revd Tim Stevens, the present Bishop of Leicester, and the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon, were present for the installation.

Also installed during the service were six minor canons including Jonathan Coore, new rector of Christ Church Blackfriars Road, and Tony Lucas, former rector of St George the Martyr Church in Borough.

New minor canon Andrew Zihni was also licensed Assistant Director of Ordinands.

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