Welcome to our new Canons
On 25th March 2019, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, Bishop Mark installed three diocesan priests as Canons of the Cathedral Chapter; Fr Mark O’Keeffe, Dean of Plymouth Cathedral, Fr Peter Morgan, Dean of Cornwall and parish priest of St Austell and, as an honorary Canon, Fr Phillip Dyson, parish priest of Penzance.
The Cathedral was filled to capacity for this joyous celebration. Bishop Mark presided at the installation and was joined by the other Canons of the Chapter as well as priests, deacons and lay people from across the diocese. The new Canons professed their faith in unison and then, assisted by the Canon Provost, they were vested with ceremonial crimson capes and the Chapter Statutes were entrusted to them. Finally each Canon was lead to his seat in the Cathedral and took his place amongst the Cathedral Chapter.
Following the installation Bishop Mark presided at a Chapter Mass. His homily encouraged us to have a renewed energy for both our love of God and our Lenten promises.
Many congratulations to Canon Mark, Canon Peter and Canon Philip. We thank you for the service you have given to the diocese and to the people of God and we ask God’s blessing upon you as you begin this new chapter in your ministry.