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The installation of the Precentor of Lincoln

11 September 2017


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The Revd Sally-Anne McDougall was installed as Prebendary of Marston St Lawrence and Precentor of Lincoln at a service of Choral Evensong held in Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday, 10th September 2017. 

Chaplain to the Bishop of Lincoln since 2012, the order of service records that Sally-Anne (Sal) grew up in the west of Scotland and read music at the University of Glasgow, where she gained a Bachelor of Music honours degree. She trained for ordained ministry at New College, Edinburgh, graduating as a Bachelor of Divinity, and at the Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Sal has wide experience of the church, both as a layperson and an ordained minister in Scotland and in England.

Before ordination Sal worked for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and for the Wild Goose Resource Group of the Iona Community, and she was involved in social justice work in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, pioneering the use of music as a tool to bridge the sectarian divide and bring together disparate communities’.

The service began with the Bishop of Lincoln delivering his formal charge to the Precentor-designate, and following the Investiture the Dean and Subdean installed the Precentor in her prebendal stall and the Precentors stall. The Office of Evensong included readings given by Angela Sibson (Diocesan Secretary) and John Dickinson (Chair of the Music Council), and prayers were later offered for the bishop, the life of the diocese, the Cathedral Foundation, and the wider world.

Following the service, the congregation gathered to greet the Revd Canon Sally-Anne McDougall and to celebrate her new ministry with her, and here follow some initial photographs that capture some of the elements of this special occasion. Please join us in continuing to hold Sal and her ministry in prayer.

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Photographs are by kind permission of Lincoln Cathedral and were taken by Chris Vaughan Photography.