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Press and News - 22nd October 2011

Rev'd Ian Finn made Honorary Canon

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Rev'd Canon Ian Finn made an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral on 20th November 2011.

The Bishop Collated Ian Finn into the fellowship of the College of Canons as an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St James and St Edmund on the 20th November 2011. Ian was installed into the Quire stall of Nicholas Ferrar within the Cathedral.

The honour was announced on the Diocese website on 22nd October 2010 that the Rev'd Ian Finn, former Rector of the Bansfield Benefice and current Rural Dean of Clare (of which the benefice is part) was to be made an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St James and St Edmund.

The Rev'd Canon Ian Finn, was ordained 30 years ago, and is currently the Rector of Haverhill with Withersfield. Having served in a number of parishes during his ministry he moved to Suffolk in 1999 where he was made Rector of the Bansfield Benefice. Rev'd Finn was appointed Rural Dean of the Clare Deanery in 2006, a role in which he supports and co-ordinates ministry. Please see the Diocesan website for further details.

Honorary Canon - definition

The title of Canon is still given in many dioceses to senior parish priests as a largely honorary title. It is usually awarded in recognition of long and dedicated service to the diocese. Honorary canons are members of the chapter in name but are non-residential and receive no emoluments. They are entitled to call themselves canon and have a role in the administration of the cathedral.

Further information about Honorary Canons.

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Rev'd Canon Ian Finn made an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral on 20th November 2011 pictured here with Bishop Nigel.

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