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College of Canons

The College of Canons

Canons join in our worship and act as ambassadors for the Cathedral. The College of Canons has the responsibility of formally electing the Bishop of Ely, after the Bishop has been nominated for election by The King.

The College is composed of up to 48 individuals. They each serve within the Diocese of Ely or have a very close connection with the Diocese.

They include the Dean, the Residentiary Canons of the Cathedral, the Bishop of Huntingdon, the Archdeacon of Cambridge and the Archdeacon of Huntingdon & Wisbech. In addition, up to 25 Honorary Canons (in holy orders) and up to 14 Lay Canons (not in holy orders) may be appointed by the Bishop.

Additional Canons

As well as members of the College of Canons, the Bishop appoints up to four Etheldreda Ecumenical Canons. These are appointed from the membership of other Christian Churches and is an expression of our participation in the life of the Christian Church as a whole. Etheldreda Canons also join the worshipping life of the Cathedral and are invited to attend meetings of the College of Canons.

The Bishop may also confer upon a former Canon the title of Canon Emeritus.

Members of the College of Canons


Dean of Ely

The Very Reverend Mark Bonney (Chair of Chapter)

Residentiary Canons

The Revd Canon Dr James Garrard - Precentor (Member of Chapter)
The Revd Canon Dr Jessica Martin - Learning and Outreach (Member of Chapter)
The Revd Canon James Reveley - Congregation and Community (Member of Chapter)

The Bishop of Huntingdon

The Right Reverend Dr Dagmar Winter

Archdeacons

The Venerable Alex Hughes - Cambridge
The Venerable Richard Harlow - Huntington and Wisbech

Honorary Canons

The Revd Canon Brian Atling
The Revd Canon James Blandford-Baker
The Revd Canon Mike Booker
The Revd Canon Matthew Bradbury
The Revd Canon Fiona Brampton
The Revd Canon Dr Malcolm Brown
The Revd Canon Tom Buchanan (Non-executive member of Chapter)
The Revd Canon Joan Horan
The Revd Canon David Karoon
The Revd Canon Philipa King
The Revd Canon Bruce Kinsey
The Revd Canon Sarah Gower
The Revd Canon Anne Maclaurin
The Revd Canon David Maher
The Revd Canon Anna Matthews
The Revd Canon Nick Moir
The Revd Canon David Male
The Revd Canon Dr Jeremy Morris
The Revd Canon Annette Reed
The Revd Canon Hugh Shilson Thomas
The Revd Canon Simon Talbott
The Revd Canon Wendy Thomson
The Revd Canon Dr Eleanor William

Lay Canons

Canon John Attwater
Canon Francis Burkitt (Senior Non-executive member of Chapter)
Canon Sarah Burles
Canon Dr Felicity Cooke (Non-executive member of Chapter)
Canon Paul Evans
Canon Sir Jonathan Jones KCB KC (Hon) (Non-executive member of Chapter)
Canon Simon Kershaw
Canon Robert Needle
Canon Andrew Read
Canon Elizabeth Taylor
Canon Lisa Turner
Canon Tim Walters (Non-Executive Member of Chapter)

Additional Canons

Etheldreda Ecumenical Canons

The Revd Dr Eamon Duffy
The Revd Gale Richards
The Revd Sir Ralph Waller, KBE

Deans Emeriti

The Very Reverend Michael J Chandler
The Very Reverend Michael Higgins

Archdeacons Emeriti

Venerable David Fleming
Venerable Richard Sledge
Venerable Hugh McCurdy


Honorary Canons Emeriti

The Revd Canon Dr Paul Andrews
The Revd Canon Christopher Barber
The Revd Canon Peter Baxandall
The Revd Canon Alan Cole
The Revd Canon Nigel Cooper
The Revd Canon Bruce Curry
The Revd Canon Richard Darmody
The Revd Canon Maggie Guite
The Revd Canon Peter Hills
The Revd Canon Frederick Kilner
The Revd Canon Michael Law
The Revd Canon Richard Longfoot
The Revd Canon Peter Maxwell
The Revd Canon Leslie Oglesby
The Revd Canon Dr David Pritchard
The Revd Canon Annette Reed
The Revd Canon Michael Roberts
The Revd Canon Hugh Shilson-Thomas
The Revd Canon Peter Sills
The Revd Canon Christine Ann Sindall
The Revd Canon Michael Soulsby
The Revd Canon Owen Spencer-Thomas
The Revd Canon Robert Stephenson
The Revd Canon Brian Watchorn
The Revd Canon Frances Woolley
The Revd Canon Jonathan Young
The Revd Canon Shamus Williams
The Revd Canon Williem Zwalf

Etheldreda Canons Emeriti

Revd Canon Dr David Thompson

Lay Canons Emeriti

Canon Dr Victoria Avery
Canon Tim Bellis
Canon Sue Freestone
Lady Rosemary Hughes
Canon Jan Payne
Canon Janet Perrett