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Congratulations to the Rev Canon Brenda Nestegaard Paul (Trinity Anglican + Lutheran, Port Alberni) and the Rev Canon Eric Partridge (St Andrew, Sidney), who have both accepted the bishop's appointment and commission to be one of six canons of Christ Church Cathedral. Cathedral canons automatically become members of the Cathedral Chapter, and as such, are accorded a stall in the cathedral, and the dignity of the honorific “canon.”

They normally serve until their retirement from active ministry in the diocese. Cathedral canons take an active interest in the affairs and mission of the cathedral, and as possible, contribute to the same.

As friends of the cathedral, members of the chapter promote and advocate for the cathedral’s role within the diocese. They may also called upon to advise upon matters relating to the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds of the cathedral precinct.