Canon says Grimsby is still a priority, even with his new obligations
ANDREW Dodd of Grimsby Minster is adamant that nothing will change now that he has been made a Canon.
As reported, the former Reverend was honoured at a ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday.
Although Canon Dodd now has some new obligations to the Cathedral – both in an administrative and preaching role – he's determined to not let it change his work closer to home.
"My work around Grimsby is the most important thing," he said.
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"Nothing will change in the day to day running of the church and its community.
"It's a real honour to be given this title and have more of a role within the wider community.
"I've received lots of cards and messages of support from everyone."
The ceremony to install a member of the church as a Canon is a very ancient service, steeped in tradition and ritual.
Canon Dodd now has his own seat in the choir at Lincoln Cathedral as part of his title, and is required to speak there throughout the year.
"I'm speaking at the Cathedral for the first time next February, it's going to be an exciting time for me and the Grimsby Minster," Canon Dodd said.
And the honour awarded to Canon Dodd isn't the only exciting event coming up for the Grimsby Minster.
It will host a series of services to mark the festive season. These include:
Saturday, December 1 at 2pm – St Andrew's Hospice Shine a Light service.
Sunday, December 2 at 6pm
– advent carol service.
Thursday, December 6 at 6pm – carols in the square.
Friday, December 14 at noon – shoppers' carol service.
Saturday, December 15 at 11am – Mayor's coffee morning. At 5.30pm – A Very Heavy Christmas Concert (an alternative carol service).
Sunday, December 16 at 6.30pm – civic service of nine lessons and carols.
Christmas Eve at 3pm – crib service. At 6pm – Christmas Eve Eucharist.
Christmas Day at 8am – holy Eucharist. At 10am – parish Eucharist.
Thursday, December 27 at 10.30am – Eucharist.
Sunday, December 30 at 10.30am – united parish Eucharist service.