A WOKINGHAM rector is one of eight clergy to be made an honorary canon.
Father Richard Lamey, from St Paul’s Church, will be installed at a special ceremony in Christ Church, Oxford later this month.
The Canons have been selected for their work within the Diocese of Oxford and the wider church.
Father Richard has been rector of the parish since 2012 and served as area dean of Sonning. Until September last year, he was acting association archdeacon of Berkshire.
Brought up in south Manchester, the first decade of his ministry was spent in the Diocese of Chester, where he was Vicar of Newton with Flowery Field and Rural Dean of Mottram. He is a young vocations advisor for the archdeaconry and a member of Bishop’s Council and Diocesan Synod.
The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford is looking forward to the installation service, which takes place on Tuesday, June 22.
He said: “We are hugely blessed in this diocese to have so many people, lay and ordained, who do so much in their churches, their communities, and beyond.
“I am delighted that this service allows us to say thank you to some of those people for the outstanding work they have done and are doing to make a difference, especially over the last year which has, for so many, been a difficult time.”