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Appointment of new Honorary Canons by Bishop Martin

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Appointment of new Honorary Canons by Bishop Martin

Recognition for the exceptional contribution eight Christian leaders make to the lives of others in Suffolk. Their selfless service is mirrored by countless others who day after day strive to help others.  Bishop Martin appointed a headteacher as a Lay Canon and seven new Honorary Canons, during evening Song at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral on Sunday 19 November.

Julia Upton, Headteacher of Debenham High School, has been appointed a Lay Canon.

The following have been made Honorary Canons:

The Revd Nicholas Atkins, Rector of Ipswich St Matthew, Triangle and All Saints and Area Dean of Ipswich Deanery;

The Revd Canon Charles Jenkin, Vicar of Ipswich St Mary le Tower and the Bishop’s Interfaith Adviser;

The Revd Tim Jones, Diocesan Director of Ordinands and New Ministries, and the Associate Priest of the Lark Valley Benefice and the North Bury Team Ministry;

The Revd Julia Lall, Rector of the South Hartismere Benefice;

The Revd Susan Loxton, Rector of The Sancroft Benefice and Rural Dean of Hoxne and Hartismere Deaneries;

The Revd Stuart Mitchell, Rector of the Stour Valley Benefice and Rural Dean of Clare Deanery;

The Revd Diane Williams, Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Needham Market with Badley and Rural Dean of Bosmere and Acting Rural Dean of Stowmarket Deanery.

Bishop Martin said: “These individuals are making a significant impact in the churches, schools and wider communities they serve in Suffolk and what they achieve is an example to all of us.  I am thrilled to be able to honour them in this way, on behalf of all those they serve. Their care and dedication reflects that of so many across the county, and we are grateful for all those who do so much to make a difference to others’ lives in Suffolk.”

The role of Canon is to provide support, experience, and advice to help the Bishop, the Dean and colleagues as they lead the Church of England in Suffolk and is additional to their other roles.

Picture by Keith Mindham.