Four members of Diocese of London clergy have been announced as Prebendaries of St Paul’s Cathedral by The Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, in recognition of their valuable ministry in the Diocese.
The Revd Dr Fiona Stewart-Darling, the Bishop’s Chaplain in Docklands who has established the Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy; The Revd Dr Jason Roach, the Bishop of London’s Adviser on policy and strategy; The Revd John Beauchamp, Vicar of the parish of St Stephen Canonbury; and The Revd Philip Chester, Vicar of the parish of St Matthew Westminster and Area Dean of Westminster, have been awarded the positions.
Prebendaries are appointed by the Bishop after consultation with the Dean of St Paul’s in recognition of their work in the Diocese. As part of the roles in the Greater Chapter of St Paul’s, they are each given their own stall in the quire, are invited to preach once a year and are given a portion of the Psalms to recite each day. They also play a valuable role in maintaining the Cathedral’s close links with the parishes of the London Diocese.
The Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, said:
“I’m delighted to announce these four talented clergy members as Prebendaries of St Paul’s Cathedral, in recognition of their distinguished ministries in the Diocese of London. Their breadth of experience and different ministries will stand them in good stead for the role at St Paul’s. I am sure that they will make an extremely valuable contribution to the Cathedral in the years to come.”