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Loose Canon

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I think I have waited way too long to share this happy news; I had absolutely no reason to wait until the last month of the year!!!!

Sometime this year, the Mhinisteir was made an honorary Canon of the Cathedral. For the uninitiated, A canon is a member of the chapter which is headed by the dean of the cathedral. Together with the dean, the chapter have legal responsibility for the cathedral and for electing the bishop.

I still remember the day so clearly when the Bishop rang the Vicarage. Before he broke the news, the Bishop had asked the Mhinisteir if he was sitting down 😁

The collation service was a beautiful one and was well attended.

The Mhinisteir has since told me at least once as to what an honour this is; that unlike peerages, these titles cannot be bought!

I have reminded the Mhinisteir that although I have the utmost respect for clergy and their office, he still has to unload the dishwasher at home! 🤣