Shoreham vicar takes up honorary canon seat

New canons Phil Moon, Tim Peskett and Ann Waizenecker
New canons Phil Moon, Tim Peskett and Ann Waizenecker

SHOREHAM vicar Ann Waiseneker has taken her honorary canon seat in Chichester Cathedral.

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, and the Dean of Chichester, the Rev Stephen Waine, welcomed three of six new honorary canons on Sunday.

Lisa Williamson, diocesan communications officer, said: “The installations took place in the context of Evensong, when the Revs Phil Moon, Tim Peskett and Ann Waizenecker were installed. They were recently appointed by the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner.

“The title ‘Canon’ is usually offered to a priest or lay person in recognition of particular service to the diocese or wider church. The award is marked by a special service in the cathedral church of the diocese.

“With these appointments, Bishop Martin has recognised the contribution each has made to the apostolic life of the diocese.”

Ms Waizeneker is the vicar of the united benefice of St Mary de Haura, Shoreham, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach.

She is also deputy chairman of the Diocesan European Ecumenical Committee and a member of Diocesan Synod.

Mr Moon is the vicar of Bishop Hannington, Hove, and Mr Peskett is the incumbent at St George’s Church, Whyke, in Chichester.

The three remaining honorary canons, Alison Bowman, Archie Coates and Mark Gilbert, will be installed on Sunday, October 11, at 3.30pm.

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