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Twelve New Canons of Guildford Cathedral Installed

Date: 11 January 2018

12 New Honorary Canons Close UpTwelve new honorary canons of Guildford Cathedral, selected for a variety of services to the Church and the community, ​have been installed ​at Guildford Cathedral.

Tim Hillier, Debbie Sellin, George Newton, Paul Thompson and Steve Summers have all been appointed honorary clergy canons of Guildford Cathedral, with Sam Wells serving as Canon Theologian and Bishop Richard Moth and Rod Boreham becoming Ecumenical Canons.

Patrick Samuels, Shirley-Margaret Lloyd, Nigel Lewis and Jane Whittington will serve as Honorary Lay Canons.

Bishop Andrew said: “All have contributed enormously to the life of the diocese in different ways, and will be a great addition to the life and work of our cathedral.”

The full list of New Canons is as follows:

Honorary Clergy Canons

Tim Hillier – Vicar of Chertsey.
Debbie Sellin – Vicar of Wonersh and Area Dean.
George Newton – Vicar of Holy Trinity, Aldershot  and Area Dean (in the diocese since 1999).
Paul Thompson – Senior Chaplain, Epsom College.
Steve Summers – Principal, Local Ministry Programme.

Canon Theologian

Sam Wells – Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Ecumenical Canons

Bishop Richard Moth – Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.
Rod Boreham – Guildford Town Centre Chaplain, Day Chaplain at the Cathedral, Founder of Guildford Street Angels and leader of Guildford Community Church.

Honorary Lay Canons

Patrick Samuels – Diocesan Blue Light Chaplain Coordinator and Chaplain to Surrey Police.
Shirley-Margaret Lloyd – known to all at Cathedral.
Nigel Lewis – Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance.
Jane Whittington – Former Headteacher and Churchwarden, currently Diocesan Board of Education Schools Officer for Christian Distinctiveness, RE and Spiritual Development.

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  1. Peter and Tessa Kirk | Jan 28, 2018
    Great to see Shirley-Margaret Lloyd’s appointment. Well deserved. A lovely lady. 

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