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First lay canons are appointed
10:20am Tuesday 8th May 2012 in Oxford
Oxford's Christ Church Cathedral has appointed the first honorary lay and ecumenical canons in its history.
Baptist minister the Rev Prof Paul Fiddes, ecumenical officer and Orthodox Church reader Bede Gerrard, Rosemary Pearce, who is secretary to the Diocese of Oxford, and Prof Lionel Tarassenko, director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University, will be installed at a ceremony on Saturday.
They will complement a number of honorary canons for the cathedral who are clergy of the Oxford diocese.