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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A St James's Day Celebration

Archdeacon Sutch reads the Mandate for the installation of the new Canon
Last Monday 25 July was the feast of St James the Apostle. St James, or Santiago, is one of the patrons of Spain, and his shrine in Compostela, has been the goal of pilgrims for over 1000 years. Fittingly, on that feast in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Gibraltar, the Chaplain of Madrid, the Revd Ian Hutchinson-Cervantes was installed in the stall of St James, his official place in our Cathedral Chapter.

The Dean of Gibraltar, the Very Revd Dr John Paddock, led the service, assisted by the Archdeacon of Gibraltar, the Venerable David Sutch. Members of Canon Ian's family, his wife Raffaella, daughter Isabel, and one of his sons, Tómas were able to journey from Madrid to be present for the occasion.

The Canons of the Diocese, members of the Cathedral Chapter, undertake to support the bishops by prayer and counsel, and to work to support the common life of the diocese.

Dean Paddock seats the new Canon in his stall

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