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Five new canons for St Hugh's Day

11 November 2015

Five new canons are to be collated and installed at a service of Evensong to be held in the Cathedral on St Hugh’s Day (Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 5.30pm). All are welcome to attend this service and to come and support our new canons. The new canons will be:

The Revd John Carr
John has been the Rector of the Walesby Group of Parishes since 2001, and he also serves as Chaplain to three parishes within the Swallow Group. Commenting ahead of the service, John said “What an absolute honour this is and I am thrilled and humbled to accept the nomination from Bishop Christopher. We, as a family, feel blessed to continue working in this diocese and with such wonderful people in the Walesby Group, including the chaplaincy churches, and for living in such a beautiful part of Lincolnshire.”

Fr Stephen Hoy
Stephen has been vicar at St John the Baptist parish church on Lincoln’s Ermine estate for 17 years. He is also the diocesan Spirituality Adviser and as part of this role he holds responsibility for the management and development of the spiritual direction network across the diocese. He has a strong personal ministry of spiritual direction and regularly leads retreats and quiet days. Stephen studied for ministry at Lincoln Theological College and with his wife, Sheila, is a tertiary of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, Whitby.

The Revd Christine Pennock
Christine moved to Lincoln in 2001 to take up a curacy at Crowland Abbey. Prior to ordination she spent 30 years as a teacher and senior manager in a large primary school in Norton, North Yorkshire. Christine moved to the benefice of Ruskington, Evedon and Anwick in 2005 and also became a mental health chaplain. The parishes of Leasingham and Cranwell were later added and the benefice took the name of the North Lafford Group. Christine became assistant Rural Dean in 2008 and then Rural Dean of Lafford in 2012. In addition, Christine is chaplain to NKDC, a director of two academies, and a governor of a primary school.

The Revd Martyn Taylor
Martyn has served in Lincoln Diocese since his ordination in 1996 and has spent all of his ministry at St George’s Stamford. He was the curate from 1996-2000, the Associate Rector from 2000-2002 and has been the Rector since 2003. He has recently been elected to the General Synod. Martyn has had a love of Uganda ever since serving the Church of Uganda in theological education for a year prior to ordination. He leads regular mission trips to the Diocese of Karamoja, where St George’s has established a long-term partnership.

Mr Anthony Little
Tony was educated at Eton College and during his teaching career he taught at various schools in the UK, before becoming Head Master of Eton in 2002. Prior to his retirement Tony wrote An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education (Bloomsbury Continuum), which has been described as being ‘a book to enlighten the teaching profession and [yet] just as much for anxious parents’, covering topics such as authority, expectations, progress, self-confidence and creativity’.