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Friday, 25 June 2010

Canon Mark Oakley to St Paul's Cathedral, London

The Revd Canon Mark Oakley, currently Priest-in-Charge of Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, has been appointed Canon Treasurer of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. As a residentiary canon he will carry particular responsibility for the fabric and collections and will take his place alongside the other staff in the work and mission of the Cathedral, one of the most famous churches in the world.

I have had the privilege of working very closely with Fr Mark. Prior to his current post in Grosvenor Chapel, he was Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe and the chaplain of St Alban's Copenhagen. Like so many in this diocese I have come to appreciate his great gifts in ministry, and his joyous and creative approach to communicating the Gospel. His wit brightened many a boring diocesan meeting!

Commenting on his appointment, Fr Mark said,

"I am delighted to be joining the team at St Paul’s. It is an honour to be asked to contribute to the artistic and imaginative vocation of the cathedral and to help ensure that its magnificent building is encountered as a profound witness to the Gospel and a place for prayer.”
Canon Oakley's installation will be this autumn. We send him our best wishes and the assurance of our prayers.

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