Bishop David McGough, auxiliary of Birmingham and Canon Gerry Breen, Dean of St Chad’s Cathedral, have been appointed as Ecumenical Canons of the Anglican Cathedral in Lichfield. The ecumenical appointments are the first in the Cathedral’s history. The Very Rev’d Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, said “The Christian Churches are pledged to finding a path towards greater unity and a way of overcoming our historic differences whilst working together to serve the world and witnessing to the Good News of Jesus Christ. Lichfield Diocese and Cathedral want to honour the friendship and partnership we have with the leaders of the Catholic and Free Churches. The new Ecumenical Canons will have a place of honour in the Cathedral and we will be able to gain from their advice, experience and wisdom.” A total of six Ecumenical Canons were appointed, the others being from the United Reformed, Methodist and Baptist Churches.
Pictured, left to right: Canon Gerry Breen, The Very Rev’d Adrian Dorber, Bishop David McGough