Fr Anthony’s Appointment as a Canon

On 23rd April 2009, Fr Anthony was installed as a Canon in the Cathedral Chapter. Many parishioners were able to attend the special mass in St George’s Cathedral on St Georges Day for the installation by the provost, Canon Joe Collins. On describing his responsibilities, Canon Anthony writes “The Chapter of Canons is a college of priests. There are 11 plus one supernumerary. They can have a responsibility to perform the more solemn liturgical functions at the Cathedral. This doesn’t really happen in our diocese, as far as I can see. The Archbishop can instruct the Canons to initiate projects of pastoral importance, to advise him on matters which might prove delicate or contentious and be a forum at which any matters of importance to the mission of the Church in Southwark can be confidently discussed. At present we meet twice a year. Finally when the papal Nuncio prepares three names to be proposed to the Vatican for the appointment of an new Archbishop or co-adjutor, the Chapter of Canons advice is sort.”