Simon Jones appointed an Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral

The Revd Dr Simon Jones has been appointed as an Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, a post he will hold concurrently with his role as Chaplain and head of the College's welfare team.

Simon is one of six people—four Honorary Canons, one Ecumenical Canon, and one Lay Canon—who are being honoured for their distinguished service to the Diocese. Honorary Canons take part in the life of the Cathedral by becoming members of the College of Canons. They also serve as ambassadors for the Cathedral in their parish or other ministry.

The Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, said:

"We are delighted to welcome six new Canons to the life and work of the Cathedral. Each brings distinctive gifts and qualities that will enrich our collegiality, and will strengthen the mission and ministry of the diocese. We greatly look forward to their installation, and to all that their presence will bring to us in our community, city and counties."

Simon's installation will take place a special service of Evensong at 6pm on Saturday 31 January 2015.