Sarah Brown installed as Canon Missioner

Monday 22 January

Sarah Brown, a Daventry parish priest, was installed as Canon Missioner at the Cathedral during Evensong on Sunday 21st January 2018.

Sarah joined the Cathedral team just 24 hours after a new Dean of Peterborough, the Very Revd Chris Dalliston, was installed.

She was until recently Team Vicar of Daventry with Special Responsibility for Braunston, Welton and Ashby St Ledgers and Rural Dean of Daventry. In spite of the snowy weather, numerous supporters from those parishes travelled to Peterborough to attend the service.

“I was tremendously touched that people took the trouble to come to the service and I really appreciate their prayers and support as I begin this new role,” said Sarah. “Cathedral ministry is certainly going to be a change of gear for me but the prospect is an exciting one. I hope I can bring some of my parish experience to bear on Cathedral life, and help to create a thriving link between the cathedral and not only the city but also the wider diocese.”

As a Residentiary Canon living in the Precincts, Sarah Brown becomes part of the core community of the Cathedral, meeting daily for prayer and working alongside the Dean and other Residentiary Canons as a member of Chapter (the cathedral’s governing body). Her particular role has an emphasis on mission, sharing the Christian faith with the wider community in the city and elsewhere.

The new Dean, Chris Dalliston, said:

“It was a great joy to welcome Canon Sarah Brown as a colleague to the Cathedral as one of my first responsibilities and I look forward to working with the Cathedral team as we celebrate the 900th anniversary in 2018 and look to the future with confidence and hope.”

The service was led by Rt Revd Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough. Follow this link to hear his homily (via SoundCloud), during which he warmly welcomed Sarah to the Cathedral and encouraged her to keep her focus on being "outward facing and missional".

Follow this link to download a copy of the Order of Service

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See Peterborough  Cathedral's Facebook page for more photos. Photo credit: David Lowndes



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