At the end of July 2023 Bishop Marcus announced the appointment of three new members of the Cathedral Chapter to coincide with the impending retirement of Canons Kevin Firth, Lawrie Hulme, and Michael Mahady.
Their successors are Fr Gerard Kearney, Parish Priest of St Jeanne Jugan, Leeds; Fr Martin Kelly, Parish Priest of Holy Redeemer, Huddersfield; and Fr Chris Willis, the Parish Priest of Bishop Thornton, and Pateley Bridge.
The Canons-elect were formally installed as members of the Chapter during a Chapter Mass at the Cathedral on Tuesday 31 October attended by a large congregation including family and friends of the new Canons, and the other nine members of the Chapter, led by Provost John Aveyard.
The concelebrated Mass was led by Bishop Marcus, recently returned to the Diocese from Rome, following the conclusion of the Sixteenth General Assembly of the Synod on Synodality the previous weekend.
Many congratulations to Canon Kearney, Canon Kelly, and Canon Willis. Ad multos annos!
An album of photos from the Mass can be viewed by following this link: https://www.patricksicephotography.co.uk/blog/chapter
A video recording of the Mass is available on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-xVdN6rMCG0sSgxk8Rulow