Many congratulations to the Reverend Canon Wilma Roest from the Richmond Team Ministry who was appointed one of seven New Honourary Canons for Southwark Cathedral on 7th August.
Commenting on his appointments, Bishop Christopher said: “I am delighted that these very gifted priests have accepted my invitation to become Honorary Canons in recognition of distinguished service in the Diocese and wider Church. I look forward to being able to formally institute and install them in our Cathedral Church when circumstances allow and commend them to the Diocesan family for prayer.”
The Sub Dean of Southwark, The Revd Canon Michael Rawson, said: “The College of Canons at the Cathedral allows us to add to the diversity and skills of those who are ambassadors for the Cathedral around the Diocese and we look forward to being able to welcome these new members and working with them in the future.”
The new Canons will be instituted and installed in Southwark Cathedral when the guidelines around Coronavirus permit, and the Bishop of Southwark has said that they may use the designation Canon from today.
Commenting on her appointment, Canon Wilma said: “I am delighted to be made an Honorary Canon. Since coming to England from The Netherlands, in October 1988, I have lived and worked in Southwark Diocese, first as an au pair, then a teacher and since 1999 as a deacon and priest. It has been and is a joy to serve the people of South London, in their wonderful diversity, with their committed faith and great sense of justice. They are an inspiration and a blessing!”
Read full details in the official press release – follow the link below
Canon Wilma was Instituted and Installed as Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, by Bishop Christopher On Sunday 4th October during Choral Evensong. In line with current Government Covid-19 restrictions the Service was held with restricted numbers. Exceprts from the service can be seen below.