Eight new Honorary Canons for services to Oxford church
Eight new Honorary Canons, three from Buckinghamshire, have been installed at Oxford's Christ Church Cathedral this week. In the same ceremony, three people were admitted to the Order of St Frideswide, one of whom hails from Buckinghamshire.
Canons are selected because of their work within the Diocese of Oxford and the wider church. Similarly, the Order of St Frideswide is a recognition of those who have given outstanding service to the church.
The order is named after the patron saint of Oxford and was founded in 2001 by the then Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Richard Harries, and only two or three people are admitted each year.
The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford, said: "We are hugely blessed in this diocese to have so many people, lay and ordained, who do so much in their churches, their communities, and beyond. I am delighted that this service allows us to say thank you to some of those people for the outstanding work they have done and are doing to make a difference, especially over the last year which has, for so many, been a difficult time."
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