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NEW RESIDENTIARY CANON FOR ELY

Published: 15 Mar 2020   updated: 25 Mar 2020

Ely Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend James Reveley as a new Residentiary Canon with responsibility for the Cathedral Community and Congregation. James succeeds the Revd Canon Victoria Johnson who recently took up the position of Canon Precentor at York Minster.

James has been the Vicar of St Andrew's, Bedford for the last seven years. As well as being a highly experienced parish priest with considerable pastoral gifts, he has been vice chair of the St. Albans Diocesan Board for Church and Society, and has worked to support his local Foodbank and Night Shelter and Money Advice centre. The Very Revd Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely says 'I am thrilled that James has accepted the Bishop's offer to become a residentiary Canon here and I very much look forward to him joining the team and working with him. James' skill-set is broad and strong and I am confident that he will be a great asset as we continue to grow and deepen the experience of all with whom the Cathedral engages, and especially that of our regular congregation.'

James studied Theology (Oxford) and Music (London) and has sung in a local Chamber Choir for many years. He is married to Joanna and they have two daughters, Miriam and Hannah, who are both members of The Ely Cathedrals Girls' Choir, so he is delighted to be formally joining the Cathedral community. 'It is an honour to have been appointed as Canon Residentiary at Ely Cathedral. I greatly look forward to working alongside the Dean and Chapter and to having a particular responsibility for pastoral care among the congregation and wider community. Ely Cathedral is a place solidly grounded in worship and prayer and I am excited to become a part of its ongoing mission joyfully to proclaim the gospel in word and deed.'

James will be installed as a Canon of Ely Cathedral at Evensong on Sunday 28 June.

For information please contact Lesley Ann Thompson, Director of Communications, Ely Cathedral 07930 918885