Today it has been announced that, subject to the usual requirements, the Bishop of Carlisle has appointed The Rev’d Dr Benjamin Carter to be the next Canon Warden of Carlisle Cathedral.
Benjamin’s installation there will be announced in due course and is likely to be in the weeks after Easter, subject to the restrictions in place at that time about public worship.
Speaking about Benjamin’s appointment, the Dean of Carlisle, the Very Reverend Mark Boyling, said:
“I am delighted to be welcoming to the Chapter someone who has a lively sense of the missionary potential of a Cathedral and who will have much to contribute to our ministry and outreach. I look forward to working with Benjamin very much.”
We know we speak for many when we say how very sorry we will be to lose him. Benjamin brings great energy and enthusiasm to his ministry, and he has been such an important influence in developing our patterns of worship.
However, we have been privileged to enjoy having him and his family in the Benefice for more than 6 years, and given the stage he is at in terms of his career, we recognise that sooner or later we would lose him.
We congratulate him on this new appointment, and wish him, and Steph and the children all the best for the future. Once we have a firmer timetable for Benjamin taking up his new role after Easter, we will keep you informed.
Anne Galbraith, Adrian Storrie, Dave Thornhill, and Gill Valentine